On The Impact of MIMO Antennas on Collocation and Coexistence Requirements of LTE Networks in 2.6 GHz Frequency Band

Perhaps one of the most enabling features of Long Term Evolution (LTE) standard and its successors of the third Generation Partnership Project (3GPP) family is the addition of multiple transmission and reception antennas at one transmitting or receiving side or both for improving data throughput and network Quality of Service (QoS). This paper addresses the impact of employing MIMO in LTE base stations on coexistence requirements of deploying LTE cells in the band 2.6 GHz. Based on the developed coexistence model and simulation results, the adoption of MIMO can dramatically increase separation requirements, and therefore requires more careful site engineering and isolation measures to ensure peaceful coexisted systems.

Provided by: Science and Development Network (SciDev.Net) Topic: Networking Date Added: Jan 2013 Format: PDF

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