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The paper reports on a new class of equalisation/detection for wideband multiple input-multiple output (MIMO) communications systems. The proposed scheme is somewhat akin to a multi-carrier MIMO system, and more precisely, builds upon a single carrier frequency domain equalised (SCFDE) MIMO system. At the core of our system lies a novel concept of iterative self-reused equalisation/detection (bootstrapping) combined with semi-hard decision making. The bootstrapping concept is derived from a new formulation of Tikhonov regularisation. The proposed scheme achieves a remarkable performance/complexity trade-off. In particular we show that our system approaches the performance of ML-MIMO-OFDM while being only slightly more complex than MMSE-MIMO-OFDM. The coded version achieves virtually the same performance as turbo MIMO-OFDM at a fraction of the complexity. The resulting system is termed zero tailed bootstrap frequency equalised (ZTBFE) MIMO system.