5G Air Interface, Radio Engineering -

Webinar: Beamforming and Massive MIMO - Enabling 5G (25th April)


Recorded: 25th April

The recording of the Beamforming and Massive MIMO - Enabling 5G webinar  is now available on Wray Castle Connect (Free Membership Required), you can view the recording here.

5G enables access to higher frequency spectrum than previous generations. In order to efficiently use that high frequency spectrum [and put very simply], antenna size needs to be smaller, and we need to use more of them. This in turn means that massive antenna arrays are a key component of 5G deployment - where lots of antennas are used in a very organised way to focus energy and drive spectral efficiency. The ways in which 5G data streams are mapped to those antenna arrays is highly flexible, offering the operator a range of beamforming and massive MIMO (Multiple-In, Multiple-Out) options. This talk explores the options and techniques available, as well as setting out the most appropriate deployment scenarios. We aim to make sense of this highly complex subject – looking at the impact of advanced antenna systems without getting stuck into the mathematics!

Topics to be discussed include:

  • Frequency Bands for 5G
  • Propagation Characteristics - UHF to mmWave
  • Frequency and Typical Cell Ranges
  • Dual Connectivity
  • Antenna Arrays
  • MIMO Explained
    • MU-MIMO
    • Massive MIMO Techniques
    • Beamforming in 5G
    • Advanced Antenna Techniques
    • Use of Reference Signals and Feedback for Beam Management
    • Advanced Antenna Use Cases

      Watch Webinar Recording on Wray Castle Connect* here