Jazz launches Massive MIMO upgrade

20 Jul 2021

Jazz, Pakistan’s largest cellco by subscribers, has deployed a commercial Massive MIMO upgrade on its 4G network, enabling the operator provide better coverage, improved data transmission speeds and better service quality. Jazz noted that an ‘aggressive’ rollout campaign is under way for the technology, and that the upgraded system had achieved peak throughput of 960Mbps across eight handsets via a single Massive MIMO cell site. Jazz CTO Khalid Shehzad was quoted as saying of the rollout: ‘We see that our customers are increasingly using high-bandwidth applications which resultantly puts pressure on existing network capabilities. Massive MIMO essentially allows us the freedom to provide more data at greater speeds, enabling our customers to use the enhanced services on their existing 4G devices. Network speeds will be faster than ever, which will significantly improve the end-user experience.’

Pakistan, Jazz