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Glossary

Technology evolves at a rapid-fire pace. That’s why we’ve built an easy-to-use glossary to help you better understand the terms, technologies and trends that impact your business.

Beamforming

What is beamforming? Beamforming is a signal processing technique that uses the multiple antennas available with massive MIMO (MIMO) to create a focused signal (or beam) between an antenna and specific user equipment. Signals can be controlled by modifying the magnitude and phase giving the ability for the antenna to focus on specific users. This concept can be compared to a music concert where a spotlight is focused on specific performers onstage. To learn more, read our blog ‘RF and 5G new radio: top 5 questions answered’.

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