This paper looks at beamforming for 5G
mmWave networks at Quadrature baseband(QBB)
compared to RF. Beamforming is a very key aspect of 5G
networks and coupled with MIMO as it will be able to
accommodate the much needed functionalities of 5G
Technology which has to accommodate billions of devices.
In this research a QBB beamforming approach is
presented as a possible solution to this challenge. ODFM
signals are used in the MatLab simulations to be able to
compare results at RF versus QBB. On-going research in
this area entails that it is possible to have an optimal
solution to solve some of the challenges being faced as the
5G network system roll out continues.
Keywords : Beamforming; Quadrature Baseband, Radio Frequency, OFDM, 5G Networks