(CercleFinance.com) – British Telecom (BT) announces that its subsidiary EE is currently deploying Ericsson’s Massive MIMO (Multiple Input Multiple Output) technology to increase the energy efficiency and performance of its 5G mobile network in the UK. United.
With up to 40% less weight (14 kg) and volume (25 liters) than the previous generation of radio equipment, Ericsson’s AIR 3268 is the smallest and lightest Massive MIMO radio equipment of the industry and also the most energy efficient of its type deployed in Europe”, assures BT.
Operating in EE’s 3.4 GHz and 3.6 GHz frequency bands, the new radio kit will initially be deployed to more than 1,000 sites.
The first deployments of the equipment by EE are in London, with sites in Manchester, Leeds, Edinburgh and Belfast following this year. Eventually, the deployment will be extended to more urban and suburban areas, where Ericsson is a key EE partner.