STC, Huawei trial Massive MIMO in Dammam

5 Apr 2017

Saudi Telecom Company (STC) has trialled Massive multiple-input, multiple-output (Massive MIMO) technology on its existing time division duplex LTE (TD-LTE) network in Dammam in cooperation with equipment vendor Huawei, Arab News writes. STC used 20MHz of spectrum in the 2300MHz band for the trial, achieving a peak downlink throughput of 677Mbps. Massive MIMO technology uses a large number of antennas and beam forming to enhance spectrum utilisation among multiple user equipment to improve the end-user experience. STC Technology and Operations SVP Nasser Al-Nasser commented: ‘Once again, STC’s partnership with Huawei has delivered new and unprecedented results … This great result will enable STC to meet the explosive growth in demand for high-quality data services.’

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