It’s pretty simple – network operators need to build more capacity to support active or future planned deployments of 5G. Even operators who don’t see 5G on the horizon yet are facing new capacity demands, whether they have 4G/LTE networks or are delivering rural broadband services using fixed wireless access.
- September 24, 2020
- 26 links backbone, 4X4 MIMO, alternative to fiber, fiber, high capacity, LOS MIMO, microwave backbone, MIMO deployment, Multipath propagation, Spectrum
The backbone deployment consisted of
all utilizing the same 4×4 MIMO configuration.
Africell Sierra Leone is a mobile network operator in West Africa with over 4 million subscribers who had just launched 4G in 2018 on their radio access network. This launch caused capacity constraints on the transport layer of their network.