CommScope has collaborated with Nokia to develop a multiple input/multiple output (MIMO) integrated antenna solution that enables network densification in support of mobile data traffic growth and the evolution to 5G.
The MIMO beamforming antenna solution consists of a CommScope dual-band, FDD-LTE antenna integrated with two Nokia AirScale radios to deliver 16T16R MIMO in two bands simultaneously. This integrated antenna solution will add capacity in both uplink and downlink, and provide coverage enhancement for 4.9G networks.
"The path to 5G includes evolving the current 4G network through densification, virtualisation and optimisation to deliver an enhanced mobile broadband experience," said Ben Cardwell, senior vice president, CommScope Mobility Solutions. "The new massive MIMO solution showcases the synergies of combining Nokia's radio expertise with CommScope's advanced antenna technology."
Antenna technology is evolving with deployments today of 4xMIMO with four streams of data transmitted and received.