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Ericsson deploys massive mimo for World Cup 2018

MUSCAT, June 19, 2018

Ericsson said it has teamed up with Russian service provider MTS to provide a superior mobile broadband experience for hundreds of thousands of football fans attending the World Cup 2018 in Russia, through Europe’s largest deployment of Massive Mimo (Multiple Input, Multiple Output) to date.
Whether in the stadiums, in fan zones, selected transportation hot spots, or at some of Russia’s most famous landmarks, fans will be able to enjoy higher data speeds in seven of the 11 tournament cities.
In Moscow alone, the deployment covers two stadiums and fan zones, Sheremetyevo airport, Red Square, Tverskaya Street and Gorky Central Park, said a statement from the company. 
Saint Petersburg coverage includes stadium and fan zones, Dvortsovaya Square, and Moskovsky railway station. The other covered cities are Yekaterinburg, Kazan, Niznny Novgorod, Samara and Rostov-on-Don. 
New Radio (NR)-capable radio designed for compatibility with the 5G New Radio standard while also supporting LTE. 
It features 64 transmit and 64 receive antennas enabling it to support our 5G plug-ins for both Massive Mimo and Multi-User Mimo.
Through the intelligent reuse of system resources, Massive Mimo improves capacity by transmitting data to multiple user devices using the same time and frequency resources with coordinated beam forming and beam steering, it stated. 
Massive Mimo is making it easier for operators to evolve their networks for a 5G future. This includes Ericsson’s 5G Plug-ins, which are based on many of the same breakthrough capabilities in our award-winning 5G Radio Test Bed and 5G Radio Prototypes, currently deployed in operator field trials. 
Andrei Ushatsky, VP, Technology and Information Technology at MTS, said: "This launch is one of Europe's largest Massive Mimo deployments, covering seven Russian cities, and is a major contribution by MTS in the preparation of the country's infrastructure for the global sporting event of the year."
"Our Massive MIMO technology, using Ericsson equipment, significantly increases network capacity, allowing tens of thousands of fans together in one place to enjoy high-speed mobile internet without any loss in speed or quality," he added.
Arun Bansal, senior VP and head of Market Area Europe and Latin America at Ericsson, said: "Hundreds of thousands of football-loving fans are about to experience ultra-high data speeds thanks to our Massive Mimo deployment for MTS across seven tournament cities."
"Data-demanding mobile connectivity is going to play a huge part in their tournament experiences, so we are delighted to team up with MTS to ensure they enjoy a mobile experience like never before, whether they are at the game, in a fan zone, or at other selected areas," he noted. 
More than 1.5 million international fans are expected in Russia across the month-long tournament, which concludes on July 15.-TradeArabia News Service

Tags: Russia | Ericsson | MTS | World Cup 2018 |

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