19-Antenna_Celltower_MimoWhile 5G is starting to be deployed in 2019, a lot of people are asking questions about how 5G will be realized.

CLICK TO TWEET:  Martin Zimmerman answers the question if 5G equals massive MIMO.

One question they are asking is whether 5G deployments will exclusively use massive MIMO antennas or whether massive MIMO is just one of many tools that might be used for 5G.

In the video below, I discuss some of the reasons why massive MIMO is not always the best way to implement 5G in the network. Feel free to leave me a comment below with any questions you may have.

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Martin Zimmerman

Marty Zimmerman is an engineering fellow and leads the antenna solutions team for base station antennas at CommScope, responsible for driving the development of next-generation antenna products based on collaborations with key customers. Other duties include managing the IP portfolio and providing technical guidance on M&A activities. Previously, Marty served as director of Engineering and senior principal antenna engineer for the same team. Prior to that, he worked as an antenna engineer for Sinclair Technologies and Analex, a NASA contractor. Marty holds 28 U.S. and numerous foreign patents in addition to having been published in several journals. He has a Bachelor of Science in electrical engineering from California Institute of Technology and a master’s degree and Ph.D. in electrical engineering from University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign.

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