Massive MIMO for 5G Cellular Networks: Potential Benefits and Challenges

  • Bekele Mulu ZerihunEmail author
  • Yihenew Wondie
Conference paper
Part of the Lecture Notes of the Institute for Computer Sciences, Social Informatics and Telecommunications Engineering book series (LNICST, volume 244)


The concept of deploying multiple antenna arrays in the base station (i.e. massive MIMO) among other technologies, such as millimeter wave communication and network densification, that it is one of the key enabling methods in the design and development of future cellular networks. Massive MIMO is a disruptive technology; it is considered as a cornerstone in the design of future cellular networks. In this paper, we investigate the benefits of massive MIMO in terms of capacity and energy efficiency. Performance evaluation of massive MIMO is also presented with respect to spectral efficiency and energy efficiency. Moreover, the major challenges for practical deployment of massive MIMO are discussed in details.


Massive MIMO 5G Cellular network Capacity Network efficiency 


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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.School of Electrical and Computer EngineeringAAiT, AAUAddis AbabaEthiopia

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