Mobility

Performance of LTE in Rural Areas - Benefits of Opportunistic Multi-User MIMO

Date Added: Apr 2011
Format: PDF

This paper focuses on the performance of LTE in rural areas which is based on a channel measurement campaign conducted with the Eurecom OpenAirInterface LTE testbed at 800MHz. This testbed is based on LTE release 8 PHY layer and implements transmission modes 1 (single antenna - SISO), 2 (transmit diversity), and 6 (single-user MIMO - closed loop rank- 1 pre-coding) in real time. In addition to the throughput recorded from the real modem, the raw channel estimates were stored and used for extrapolating the performance to transmission mode 5 (multi-user MIMO).