Verizon, Ericsson, Qualcomm complete FDD Massive MIMO trial

3 Jan 2018

Verizon, Ericsson and Qualcomm Technologies have confirmed that they successfully completed an FDD Massive MIMO trial with a fully compatible customer device in late-December 2017. This achievement builds on the telco’s previous deployment of FDD Massive MIMO in Irvine, California, in October last year.

In the latest trial, the three companies used Ericsson Massive MIMO software and hardware on Verizon’s network, along with a mobile test device powered by the Qualcomm Snapdragon 845 Mobile Platform with X20 LTE using TM9 (Transmission Mode 9). TM9 is an enhancement for consumer devices that will make them fully compatible with Massive MIMO, enabling a better end-user experience.

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