NTT DOCOMO, a company which serves over 61 million mobile customers in Japan via advanced wireless networks, announced today that it has achieved the world’s first transmission exceeding 1.2 Gbps in a field test by utilizing a single-size antenna incorporating a new transmission technology, Smart Vertical MIMO, for LTE-Advanced systems.
The new DOCOMO’s Smart Vertical MIMO transmission technology, enables a single-size antenna to achieve throughput equivalent to that of a four-antenna system.
Since space reduction is particularly beneficial for deployments in congested urban areas, the new Smart Vertical MIMO, on other hand, will reduces the cost and space of installing antenna equipment and improves spectrum utilisation efficiency.
DOCOMO will continue to enhance its Smart Vertical MIMO transmission technology, aiming to provide maximum-quality network services with its coming commercial LTE-Advanced network.
Source: NTT DOCOMO
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