Wednesday, October 25, 2006

Nortel MIMO Technology Provides Up to Double the Existing Access Network Capacity

The demonstration at Nortel's Advanced Wireless Lab in Ottawa, used Multiple-Input, Multiple-Output (MIMO), an emerging wireless antenna technology that will serve as the foundation of Nortel's 4G Mobile Broadband solutions.

For the demonstration, Nortel used MIMO-enabled multiple antennas at the cell site and on 4G devices together with orthogonal frequency division multiplexing (OFDM) transmission technology. Previous Nortel and industry research has shown that a combination of these two technologies offers the ability to deliver the highest network bandwidth and greatest spectral efficiency capabilities at the lowest cost.