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This paper presents throughput performance of 2 × 2 multiple-input multiple-output (MIMO)-orthogonal frequency division multiplexing (OFDM) using a testbed in line with the Long Term Evolution (LTE) numerology. Then, this paper clarifies the relation among the throughput, modulation schemes and antenna polarization. The field experiments clearly demonstrate that a measured throughput exceeding 200 Mbps can be obtained in a coverage area more than 50% and a throughput of 456.0 Mbps is achieved for a limited number of users even when a maximum Doppler frequency is higher than 125 Hz. In addition, it is found that the single polarization antenna configuration is suitable for 16QAM while the dual polarization antenna configuration is suitable for 64QAM. It is concluded from analysis of the eigenvalue ratio and signal to noise power ratio that the aforementioned trade-off is caused by sensitivity to the eigenvalue ratio depending on the modulation scheme and distribution of the eigenvalue ratio depending on the MIMO antenna configuration.