5G/Massive MIMO Channel

NYU Tandon’s Thomas Marzetta Receives Prestigious Industrial Innovation Award

The Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE) will award the 2017 Communications Society Industrial Innovation Award to Thomas L. Marzetta for “originating the concept of Massive MIMO, and for sustained contributions to the development and promotion of that technology.” Massive MIMO (Multiple-Input Multiple-Output) is considered a key enabler for the fifth generation of wireless technology, or 5G.


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Small Cell Forum Unveils Operator Research Showing Accelerating Densification and Enterprise Deployments on Road to 5G

Small Cell Forum (SCF), the telecoms organization driving universal cellular coverage, today announced the results of an in-depth survey of over 50 mobile operators, undertaken by Rethink Technology Research. The survey questioned operators’ deployment plans and business drivers for a dense HetNet, as well as the barriers they expect to have to overcome.


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The Building Blocks of 5G Latency

When the 3GPP announced the beginning of 5G development back in 2015, the group proposed many performance objectives pertaining to all aspects of the network. Eventually the 3GPP distilled the various metrics down to three distinct use cases: enhanced mobile broad band (eMBB), Ultra Reliable Low Latency Communications (URLLC), and Massive Machine Type Communications (mMTC). There has been much written and published on the eMBB use case and even the mMTC to a lesser extent with the anticipation of smarter devices and pervasive IoT. Although the URLLC use case has garnered less attention, it may in fact prove more impactful than either of the former use cases.


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