India is all set to start working on the latest internet network. Telecom operators like Vodafone India, Reliance Jio and Idea Cellular are all coming together to create the software needed to make this launch happen.
The three telecom operators are ready to introduce the Multiple Input Multiple Output technology (MIMO,) a key enabler of the 5G network. Reliance Jio, Idea Cellular and Vodafone India are working to introduce the Massive MIMO technology onto the existing 4G network.
The Massive MIMO technology or Massive Multiple Input Multiple Output technology, enables an increase in the network capacity by at least 4 to 5 times. By doing this, it also ensures a reduction in the interference in the network, thereby drastically boosting the transmission of signals.
Right now, the 4G data plan operates between 4 mbps to 18 mbps depending on the plan. Once the Massive MIMO technology is implemented, the speed is going to increase to 30 mbps. It may even go up to 50 mbps during peak hours.
While the introduction of the 5G network may take a while, the Massive MIMO technology is going to be a huge boon on the current technology. Currently, it can be used in highly congested areas as well as in high rise buildings.
Gear vendors like ZTE, Huawei, Ericsson, and Nokia have deployed the Massive MIMO technology and are working to get the trial process started. Huawei and ZTE have taken the lead and have deployed the technology to Airtel India.
Even though the 5G network is going to take a while to come to light, the process itself is a huge start. India’s booming telecom industry is doing everything it can to boost this particular growth. If things go as planned, 5G is going to come to the country by 2020.