Huawei deploys AI based Massive MIMO optimization on Vodafone Idea Network


Huawei, a global provider of information and communications technology (ICT) infrastructure and smart devices has announced the first in India deployment of Artificial Intelligence (AI) based Massive MIMO optimization technology in the Vodafone Idea network.

This announcement was made at the inaugural session of the India Mobile Congress 2019.

AI enabled Massive MIMO enables Vodafone Idea to add automation capabilities to its network, greatly improving optimization efficiency, boosting cell capacity and enhancing end-user experience of the network.

Speaking at the occasion Vishant Vora, Chief Technology Officer, Vodafone Idea Ltd, said, “Following the world’s biggest telecom network integration currently underway in India, Vodafone Idea is becoming a higher powered, turbo charged 4G network. We are consistently deploying futuristic, next generation technologies to enhance the capacity and efficiency of our network. Adding AI capabilities to India’s largest deployment of Massive MIMO for enhancing user experience is a further testament of our commitment to create a future-proof network for the digital era.”

Jay Chen, CEO, Huawei India said, “We are delighted to partner with Vodafone Idea Limited in making them ready for the 5G-led future. The deployed solution will enable Vodafone Idea to enhance their pre-5G Massive MIMO network. Huawei remains committed to supporting Vodafone Idea to fulfil their ambitions to maintain and strengthen their network offering in the Indian telecoms industry.”

Massive MIMO leverages 5G technologies in 4G network. The Massive MIMO AI solution uses random forest algorithm for modelling and prediction, collecting and analyzing data to optimize MIMO performance.

Vodafone Idea has been consistently unlocking spectrum efficiencies and user experiences by applying a number of 5G ready technologies like Massive MIMO and “CloudAIR” Dynamic Sharing of Spectrum in 4G network. Today the Vodafone Idea network has India’s largest and world’s third largest Massive MIMO deployment.

Huawei is dedicated to creating business value for its partners through technology innovation. Huawei’s Massive MIMO is yet another key solution for operators in their construction of 5G networks. Huawei’s Massive MIMO AI products and solutions help operators maximize the utilization of their existing sites and spectrum resources, and greatly improve their wireless network capacity and user experience.