Cobham works with China Mobile to develop 5G Massive MIMO

Thursday 8 March 2018 | 14:04 CET | News

Cobham Wireless delivered its massive MIMO (Multiple-In-Multiple-Out) test platform for China Mobile’s 5G trial. The platform will allow the operator to benefit from the capacity and performance gains of digital Massive MIMO technology. Cobham Wireless said it worked together with China Mobile Research Institute and developed a scalable, multi-beam Massive MIMO performance test platform which addresses the challenge of testing the performance of multiple signals. It offers a way to validate Massive MIMO core technologies and system functions.

The platform involves testing the technology in a virtualised environment that can simulate hundreds of real world conditions and different beam-based capacity performance scenarios. The platform sets the benchmark for 5G Massive MIMO lab testing, which until now has consisted of simple capacity or limited-scale performance scenarios. The innovative approach to test the Massive MIMO will facilitate to shorten the time to market of 5G NR products for field trial and the later commercial launch, Cobham said.

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