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University of Bristol and Lund University Partner to Set World Records in 5G Wireless Spectral Efficiency

To address our rapidly approaching, hyper-connected future and the unprecedented demand on current 4G wireless networks, researchers at the University of Bristol and Lund University set out to test the feasibility of massive MIMO as a viable technology for 5G networks. Using the NI MIMO Prototyping System, the team was able to rapidly test new ideas on their way to implementing the world’s first live demonstration of a 128-antenna, real-time massive MIMO testbed and set two consecutive world records in spectral efficiency.

Simulation of Beamforming by Massive MIMO Antennas in Dense Urban Environments

This paper presents a new predictive capability for simulating massive MIMO antennas and beamforming in dense urban propagation environments.  Wireless InSite's MIMO capability is used to show predictions for SINR at specific device locations and the actual physical beams, including unintentional distortions caused by pilot contamination.
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