Monday, 30 October 2017 22:24

SmarTone trials FDD Massive MIMO with Ericsson on road to 5G

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Hong Kong's top telco, SmarTone, has smartly decided to trial Ericsson's FDD Massive MIMO tech on the road to 5G.

FDD, or Frequency Division Duplex, and Massive MIMO (Multiple Input, Multiple Output) technology are part of Ericsson's burgeoning telco portfolio of product, with the company's latest collaborator in tech trials being SmarTone.

The trial involves FDD Massive MIMO on 1800 MHz, and "represents the first of its kind for operators in Hong Kong".

Ericsson tells us that it is "proving the capabilities of this key technology ahead of the live deployment in 2018 of AIR 3246, Ericsson’s new radio that can support Massive MIMO over 4G/LTE with Ericsson’s 5G Massive MIMO Plug-In".

As for Massive MIMO itself, this is "a key technology that bridges network evolution from 4G to 5G, adding intelligent capacity and boosting user experience. Massive MIMO on FDD yields a multi-fold increase of network capacity and increase user throughput by up to five times, boosting performance for end users".

Stephen Chau, SmarTone chief technology officer, said: “Our extension of the strategic partnership with Ericsson in October last year includes a five-year network evolution plan towards 5G. This trial represents a significant milestone in our collaboration, and reinforces SmarTone’s leadership in the network evolution journey.

"Ericsson’s FDD Massive MIMO solution will play an instrumental part in providing our customers in dense urban environments with enhanced user experiences they have come to expect from SmarTone.”

Nishant Batra, head of Product Area Network Infrastructure, Ericsson, said: “We are working closely with SmarTone to develop, trial, and deploy key 5G technologies that will further enhance the user experience. The recent LAA field trial, and now the trial of FDD Massive MIMO, enable us to jointly shape the next-generation network technology.”

Ericsson has recently launched its first radio, AIR 3246, supporting FDD Massive MIMO for both 4G and 5G, as linked above. The technology "enables operators — especially in metropolitan areas — to bring 5G to subscribers using today’s mid-band spectrum and boost capacity in their LTE networks".


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