Massive MIMO increasing capacity and spectral efficiency
Massive MIMO has been launched to improve spectral efficiency in a bid to ramp up network capacity and data throughput for end users, by enlarging network capacity.
From cell centric to user centric with beamforming
Massive MIMO with beam forming improves the end user experience by significantly increasing network capacity and coverage while also reducing interference. This is done by increasing the effectiveness of the transmission. Sending out radio waves as highly focused beams delivers a stronger radio signal, with a higher data throughput for greater distances. This is also an ideal solution to increase capacity in congested areas -- especially when adding another frequency band isn’t really an option. The Massive MIMO antenna array with a large number of steerable ports enables beam forming, which means that radio signals and information are sent directly to the device instead of broadcasting across the entire cell. This has the added benefit of also reducing radio interference across the cell, resulting in a more enjoyable user experience.
Massive MIMO: solutions for different scenarios when evolving to 5G
Massive MIMO is already available for LTE and is organic to 5G. The features and configuration options providing the most cost-effective benefits will depend on the deployment scenario – more specifically, on building height, coverage area and traffic characteristics. So, it’s critically important to understand the environment and choose the radio configuration according to your specific case requirements.
Massive MIMO on Ericsson Radio System