Bharti Airtel is reportedly deploying the next gen Massive Multiple-Input Multiple-Output (MIMO) technology in Bengaluru and Kolkata. The deployement of Massive MIMO was India's first 5G capable technology. The company was starting with the first round of deployment in Bangalore and Kolkata; and would expand to other parts of the country soon.
Deployed as part of Airtel's ongoing network transformation program, Project Leap, the Massive MIMO technology will expand existing network capacity by five to seven times using the existing spectrum, thereby improving spectral efficiency.
Customers will now be able to experience two to three times superfast speeds on the existing 4G network. Data speeds will now also be seamless, offering enhanced user experience even indoors, in crowded places and high rise buildings. It would enable multiple users and multiple devices to work simultaneously without facing any congestion or experience issues especially at hotspot locations.
Bharti Airtel is a leading integrated telecommunications company with operations in 18 countries across Asia and Africa.