Airtel deploys enhanced MIMO solution from Huawei

Airtel has started innovation for enhanced MIMO solution of 5G microwave in partnership with Huawei.
Huawei booth in MWC 2018
Airtel India deployed more than 100 hops of enhanced MIMO microwave link based on the latest MIMO technology developed by Huawei, which will deliver 1Gbps capacity over single 28Mhz spectrum, improving the backhaul capacity by four times.

Adding CA technology to 1Gbps enhanced MIMO link will smoothly upgrade it to 2Gbps MIMO link with additional 28Mhz spectrum. This is made possible by Huawei’s innovative 5G CA Carrier Aggregation ODU’s simplified architecture, saving power consumption by 20 percent and reducing tower rental fee by 50 percent while achieving maximum transmission distance of up to 13 km.

Huawei proposed enhanced MIMO solution, which resolves bandwidth challenges, reduces tower space requirement by 50 percent and increases deployment scenario by 30 percent.

Airtel has implemented the largest-scale MIMO deployment around the world.

Huawei said its 5G enhanced MIMO technology has been optimized to reduce the Rayleigh distance of LOS (Line of Sight) MIMO. The antenna installation distance is reduced by 70 percent and multipath interference of long-distance links is resolved to ensure MIMO links work stably.

Huawei said its enhanced MIMO solution can reduce the antenna installation distance criteria, simplify MIMO deployment and reduce TCO, Perry Yang, president of Microwave Product Line of Huawei, said.