The telecom industry of India is now preparing to introduce massive Multiple Input Multiple Output technology (MIMO)into their respective networks. The technology is a key enabler for 5G technology, which is expected to roll out on 2020 in India.
After the cost-effective structure of Jio, many smartphone users have been using high-speed LTE internet service. Their rival Bharati Airtel has already started the first round of stationing in Bangalore and Kolkata and will expand in cities like Pune, Hyderabad and Chandigarh. Idea cellular is also on the trail of it. It has a pan-India 4G network and planning to join the 5G revolution with massive MIMO technology.
Massive MIMO will increase the capacity of a base station by five to seven times and reduce the interference extensively. It will hike the transmission signal essentially. This means that any subscriber using 5g voice and data will get speed which can be between 30 Mbps to 50 Mbps, 5o Mbps at peak and 35 Mbps on average.
Chinese telecom firm ZTE an Huwaei are in talks with Airtel and Jio for Hardware in India. However, Swedish Ericsson is also in the talks with other telecom vendors.
Even though all these improvisations for high-speed internet are being made to jump into the highway of information technology. But India is still a lot dependent on the outside for hardware. Surprisingly, even with 4G revolution, we see call drops in our phone in metros and major cities. The data speed and stability remain a major issue whether in urban or in rural.