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An overview of massive MIMO technology components in METIS

The European 5G project Mobile and Wireless Communication Enablers for the 2020 Information Society (METIS) has proposed technology components that will allow the cost efficient deployment of hundreds of antennas at cellular base stations. These technology components include fine tuning the pilot-data resource allocation trade-off for good performance, a novel random access scheme supporting many users, coded channel state information for sparse channels in frequency division duplexing systems, managing user grouping and multi-user beamforming, and a decentralized coordinated transceiver design. The aggregate effect of these components enables massive MIMO to deliver very high data rates and manage dense populations.

Full abstract in IEEE Xplore, DOI: 10.1109/MCOM.2017.1600802


Gábor Fodor; Ericsson Research, Nandana Rajatheva, Antti Tölli; University of Oulu, Finland, Wolfgang Zirwas; Nokia Siemens Networks, Lars Thiele H, Martin Kurras; Fraunhofer Heinrich Hertz Institute, Kaifeng Guo; RWTH Aachen University, Germany, Jesper H. Sørensenq, Elisabeth de Carvalhoq; Aalborg University, Denmark

Presented June 2017, IEEE Communications Magazine (Volume: 55, Issue: 6)

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