5G is becoming a reality with major network providers announcing launching of 5G services combined with device manufacturers announcing 5G capable smart phones. Devices will operate at higher frequencies and in new transmission modes capable of achieving higher data rates.
Massive Multiple-Input Multiple-Output (MIMO) is another key component of 5G. The existing technologies like LTE and LTE-Advanced already use MIMO, where the base station and the mobile device have more than one antenna. Base stations with Massive MIMO employ antenna arrays that combine spatial multiplexing with the use of beamforming towards the mobile devices.
This presentation will show how advanced simulation tools can help in 5G antenna design, and subsequent analysis of radio coverage and channel statistics including the antenna effects. This allows the requirements to be derived and met for the 5G antennas, as well as strategies to be devised for the 5G network deployment, including the 3.5 GHz frequency bands for area-wide high data rate services and the 26-28 GHz bands for high-capacity hotspots. Use cases with urban and indoor scenarios will be presented.