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Airtel to launch pre-5G Massive MIMO tech in key Kolkata hubs

Press Trust of India  |  Kolkata 

Telecom Airtel today said it has carried out trials of pre-'Massive MIMO' and will soon rollout the in some key areas of the metropolis.

"Airtel will now undertake wide-scale deployment of the cutting-edge in key business and residential hubs across Kolkata, and identification of locations are under process," (& Odhisa) said here.

Multiple-input, Multiple-output or is considered to be a key enabler and a foundational component of A network can multiply the capacity of a without requiring more spectrum.

"We had carried out trials of pre-massive at Eden Gardens in Kolkata during the IPL. Trials also took place at in Mumbai," he said.

During the fiscal 2018-19, the company plans to set up 10,000 new mobile sites across to significantly boost network capacity for high speed data and voice services, Anjaria said.

The planned launch will augment the total number of mobile sites in the state by 35 per cent to 38,000.

In the last fiscal, Airtel rolled out 7,200 mobile sites.

The telecom major's optic fiber footprint in West Bengal will also improve with the addition of 2,000 kms of fresh fiber, taking the to 17,000 kms, he added.

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First Published: Tue, July 10 2018. 18:50 IST