Airtel And Huawei Pushing for 5G Connectivity Roll Out in India

The Indian government has ambitions of getting 5G up and running in the country by 2020. 

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Huawei is continually investing in market-specific partnerships, developing localised solutions and conducting trials to ensure that India joins the ranks of other developed global economies in 5Gs commercial roll-out, the company said on Wednesday.

The company, which began investing in 5G research in 2009, is aiming to invest $600 million in the technology by 2018.


On the first day of the India Mobile Congress 2017, Huawei highlighted its efforts in ensuring that the commercial roll-out of the 5G network in the country happens along with the developed global economies of the world.

The 5G era is approaching, and we are confident that 5G deployment in India will happen in line with global timeline,” said 
Jay Chen, CEO, Huawei India

Huawei, together with Bharti Airtel, recently launched the country's first massive multiple input, multiple output (MIMO) antenna technology implementation, which can potentially increase spectrum efficiency by six to ten times.

The move will significantly decrease networking costs, enhancing intensive coverage and user experience in India.

Last month, Huawei released its 5G-oriented mobile bearer solution 'X-Haul', which is now available in India. The solution will help operators in India build end-to-end 5G networks.

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