Dialog paves way for 5G with successful MIMO trial

May 24, 2017 (LBO) – Sri Lanka’s Dialog Telecom said they have successfully completed a trial of next-generation, MIMO (Multiple-Input Multiple-Output) Technology.

“In the race to 5G with unprecedented improvements in network throughput and capacity, MIMO is considered the most compelling technology with superior energy and spectral efficiency,” the company said in a statement.

“Dialog recently concluded a trial MIMO deployment that delivered speeds up to 716Mbps over a single 20MHz LTE TDD carrier.”

MIMO Technology offers greater spectrum efficiency with up to six times more capacity from the same spectrum resource. It also uses a higher number of antennas to enhance capacity and transmit parallel data streams to users on the same frequency.

By employing multiple antenna elements per user, MIMO base stations could also carry out ‘beam-forming’, whereby the antenna beam could be focused towards individual users to enhance connectivity and reduce interference.

Dialog Axiata’s Group Chief Executive, Supun Weerasinghe, says the successful pilot of MIMO underscores Dialog’s unremitting commitment to stay abreast of nascent technologies to offer the very best in connectivity to all Sri Lankans.