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In order to improve the throughput of the opportunistic beamforming, the authors generalize the opportunistic beamforming by using multiple random weighting vectors at each time slot. The base station chooses the best weighting vector and performs the opportunistic beamforming with this optimum vector. For the case of equally strong independent fast Rayleigh fading channels, the throughput of the proposed scheme is analytically approximated and the optimum number of random weighting vectors per time slot is obtained. Numerical results demonstrate that the proposed scheme considerably improves the throughput compared to the conventional opportunistic beamforming for a low/realistic number of users.