CW TEC 2019

What has Massive MIMO ever done for us

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Clearly the desire for more and more capacity in cellular networks has driven the industry to find more and more novel techniques. The work done over the years and boosted by Tom Marzetta’s article titled “Noncooperative Cellular Wireless with Unlimited Numbers of Base Station Antennas” has set high expectations for this emergent technology, so much so the term Magic MIMO has been coined. However, how significant is it into today’s early 5G rollout and what can we expect over the coming years? Are there still further enhancements we should expect to see?

Meet our industry experts

  • Julie Bradford

    Managing Consultant, Real Wireless

  • Chris Farrow

    Technical Manager, Chronos Technology

  • Erol Hepsaydir

    Head of RAN and Devices Strategy and Architecture, Three UK

  • Anvar Tukmanov

    Wireless Research Manager, BT

Session Sponsor: Chronos
ChronosChronos has been delivering global synchronisation and timing excellence to telecoms, banking, financial institutions, broadcast, enterprise IT & defence markets for over 30 years; optimising timing in communications networks and enabling our customers to deliver seamless services.

Working closely with our customers, our team of technical experts provide complete solutions from network design, solution specification, build & test, installation & commissioning and 24/365 support, delivering best performance for communications networks.

Session Chaired by Julie Bradford, Managing Consultant, Real Wireless

Chris Farrow, Technical Manager, Chronos Technology
Sync Architectures for 5G NR
This talk will look at how the challenges caused by the revolutionary changes in network architectures since the first mobile networks have been overcome to deliver precise time & timing for 5G.

Dr Erol Hepsaydir, Head of RAN and Devices Strategy and Architecture, Three UK
Three UK’s RAN transformation: Spectrum, RAN architecture strategy, Why?

Three has started to transform its network to deploy 5G efficiently. In this talk access network transformation will be presented.

Anvar Tukmanov, Wireless Research Manager, BT
Active antenna systems in RAN: performance, challenges and evolution

We will look into what Massive MIMO systems are in practice, capacity potential they bring, as well as discuss what challenges and opportunities lie ahead.

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