In Which Cells of a Mobile Radio Network Does Investment in LTE MIMO Pay Off?Source: Rohde & Schwarz GmbH & Co. KG
In which cells of a mobile radio network does investment in LTE MIMO pay off? This is a question many network operators ask themselves. A Rohde&Schwarz drive test system can help with the answer: the R&S®TSMW universal radio network analyzer used together with the R&S®ROMES4 test software.
This system can measure MIMO channels without the use of a test mobile phone. It also enables operators to assess the quality of a channel, find out where MIMO works best and, most importantly, evaluate where an investment in additional network equipment pays off.
Using multiple-antenna technologies such as MIMO does not always guarantee higher data rates. If network operators want to know where an investment in MIMO pays off, they have to analyze the channel condition – a task that requires a lot of experience.
Uploaded: November 2012