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Standard User chilting
(regular) Fri 21-Oct-16 21:46:58
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MIMO Wireless Broadband


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This is new to me has anyone had any experience of using this new technology?

A firm called Not Spot Broadband are marketing it as Mastband.
Standard User WWWombat
(knowledge is power) Sat 22-Oct-16 13:49:50
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I see no mention of MIMO on their website, but ...

MIMO only implies multiple antenna at each end, allowing multiple data streams to be used in parallel. The multiple antenna are often designed into a single enclosure.

802.11 ac equipment is designed for MIMO work, so it wouldn't surprise me if they were talking about a point-to-multipoint wireless design.

Something like this at the mast:
https://www.ubnt.com/airmax/litebeam-ac-ap/

Something like this at the house:
https://www.ubnt.com/airmax/litebeam-ac/
or
https://www.ubnt.com/airmax/nanobeam-ac/

All capable of being used in both the licenced and unlicenced parts of the 5GHz spectrum.

Some other useful links can be found in this old thread:
http://forums.thinkbroadband.com/notspot/f/4491111-i...
Standard User WWWombat
(knowledge is power) Sat 22-Oct-16 13:53:36
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Re: MIMO Wireless Broadband


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Equally, it could just refer to 4G LTE, which can also work in MIMO mode.

My current mobile WiFi device has 2 antenna connectors, allowing it to be used with an external 2x2 MIMO antenna.
https://www.amazon.co.uk/Huawei-E5372-Mobile-Genuine...
https://www.amazon.co.uk/Antenna-HUAWEI-Router-Mobil...


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Standard User chilting
(regular) Sat 22-Oct-16 15:38:11
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Re: MIMO Wireless Broadband


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My technical knowledge is limited.

From my understanding, not mentioned on their website, they are talking about using the EE mobile phone network to supply the signal and the antenna you mention at the house.

I guess this could be a game changer for those of us a long distance from a fibre cabinet but with a reasonable mobile signal.
Administrator MrSaffron
(staff) Sat 22-Oct-16 16:32:26
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If its EE wireless based, then it will be 4G and may be exploiting the fact if you add an outdoor antenna reception is usually better

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Standard User chilting
(regular) Sat 22-Oct-16 17:18:50
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Re: MIMO Wireless Broadband


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Yes it is certainly 4G based. They mention that speed will be dependent on the variant of 4G that EE offer in the locality.
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