Sri Lanka’s largest telecom services provider by subscribers, Dialog Axiata, has carried out South Asia’s first successful trial of new generation, Massive MIMO (Multiple-Input Multiple-Output) technology, as the cellco begins laying the groundwork for the introduction of 5G technology. With Massive MIMO offering improved spectrum efficiency and a theoretical six-fold boost in capacity from the same spectrum resource, it is considered a compelling solution in terms of delivering the promised benefits of 5G services. Local newspaper The Daily Mirror notes that Dialog Axiata recently concluded a trial MIMO deployment that delivered speeds up to 716Mbps over a single 20MHz LTE TDD carrier.
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