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Bharti Airtel to bolster infrastructure in West Bengal; to launch massive MIMO in Kolkata

July 11, 2018

Bharti Airtel is planning to add 10,000 new mobile sites across West Bengal. With this, the number of Airtel mobile sites in the state of West Bengal will increase by 35 per cent, taking the total number of sites to 38000.

Futher, the company will also be laying an additional 2,000 km of optic fibre cable, which will take the company’s total optic fibre footprint in the state to 17,000 km.

Airtel has also carried out trials of pre-5G massive Multiple Input Multiple Output (MIMO) and will rolling out the technology in the main business and residential areas of Kolkata. The implementation of MIMO network would magnify the capacity of a wireless connection by five to seven times without extra spectrum.



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