GLOBE Telecom said it recently began commercial deployment of massive MIMO technology (multiple input, multiple output) to enhance the mobile internet connectivity experience of customers in high-density areas.
The commercial deployment of the MIMO technology forms part of the company’s efforts to further improve the mobile and wireless broadband internet experience of its customers.
It said it was the first telecommunications operator to use the technology in the country, initially tested earlier this year in Makati.
Based on initial test results, the technology improves capacity up to six times when compared to a regular site. According to Joel Agustin, Globe senior vice president for program governance, network technical group, the massive MIMO technology enables a mobile network to multiply the capacity of a wireless connection without requiring more antennas.
The technology increases wireless throughput, accommodating more users at higher data rates with better reliability, while consuming less power. (PR)