Jazz has made significant technological progress by becoming the country’s first operator to commercially launch Massive MIMO (Multiple-Input Multiple-Output) technology.
This technological advancement contributes to increased network capacity, which benefits customers through increased network coverage, faster data speeds, and a better user experience.
MIMO is a wireless technology that uses multiple transmitters and receivers to transfer more data at the same time, whereas Massive MIMO supercharges MIMO by using a large number of transmitters and receivers (32TR, 64TR) and is regarded as a key 5G technology enabler.
Massive MIMO pushes 4G to 5G-like limits and is widely regarded as a 4.9G technology.A Dual-Band Massive MIMO solution makes use of existing infrastructure and spectrum to meet users’ high data capacity requirements.
Jazz believes that investing in technologies such as Massive MIMO promotes innovation and digitization, allowing for the delivery of more advanced services.An aggressive rollout campaign for the technology is already underway, resulting in significant network throughput and capacity gains.
In a commercial deployment involving eight handsets connected to a single Massive MIMO cell site, the company achieved a peak throughput of 960Mbps.
“We see that our customers are increasingly using high-bandwidth applications, which puts pressure on existing network capabilities,” said Jazz Chief Technology Officer Khalid Shehzad.Massive MIMO essentially frees us to provide more data at faster speeds, allowing our customers to use the enhanced services on their existing 4G devices.”
“Network speeds will be faster than ever before, greatly improving the end-user experience.”Jazz is dedicated to creating an ecosystem that supports the government’s Digital Pakistan vision as well as the evolving technology needs of individuals and businesses,” he added.
Jazz will continue to provide high-speed connectivity to all aspects of society through various technological advancements that maximise the utilisation of available spectrum.
Jazz has successfully launched 400G, 200G, and 100G technologies on its long-haul optical transport network and metro networks in the past to future-proof its network against rising data demand.