Globe kicks off commercial deployment of MIMO tech
In an attempt to boost and improve mobile and wireless broadband internet experience for its users, Globe has rolled out the commercial deployment of MIMO (multiple input, multiple output) technologies in populated areas around the metro.
For those unacquainted, MIMO is a technology for wireless communications that expands and multiplies the coverage and capacity of a radio link without having to install additional antennas. It has been tested around Makati City early this year where they experienced up to 6 times better capacity compared to a regular site.
According to Globe, the technology also increases wireless throughput which accommodates more users at higher data rates and offers better reliability and consumes less power.
Joel Agustin, Globe Senior Vice President for Program Governance, Network Technical Group adds that this move makes use of the 2600MHz frequency. It wasn’t disclosed as to where exactly these have been deployed but it is Globe’s way of accommodating the demand for data capacity in high-foot traffic areas of the city.