Bharti Airtel has reportedly deployed more than 100 hops of 5G technology transmission equipment developed by Huawei in last six months.

Hops are pairs of microwave antenna installed on different towers, which can upgrade data transmission speed to up to 2 Gbps.

Bharti Airtel and Huawei had jointly started innovation for enhanced multiple input multiple output (MIMO) solution of 5G microwave. Airtel then deployed more than 100 hops of enhanced MIMO microwave link based on the latest MIMO technology developed by Huawei.

As per Huawei, the transmission equipment deployed is meant for backhaul network that could transmit data at a speed of up to 1 gigabit per second (Gbps) with 28 MHz radiowaves to connect one mobile tower with another.

It added that the move would improve backhaul capacity by four times.