As a matter of fact, hops are pair of microwave antenna installed on different towers, which can upgrade data transmission speed to up to 2 Gbps.
Huawei said: "Bharti India and Huawei jointly started innovation for enhanced MIMO solution of 5G microwave. Bharti India then deployed more than 100 hops of enhanced MIMO microwave link based on the latest MIMO technology developed by Huawei, which will deliver 1 Gbps capacity over single 28 Mhz spectrum, improving the backhaul capacity by four times."
Multiple-input, Multiple-output or MIMO is considered to be a key enabler and a foundational component of 5G. A MIMO network can multiply the capacity of a wireless connection without requiring more spectrum.
As reported, Huawei has applied for 5G trials in India but the government has been indecisive on the same due to controversy raised by the US and some of the groups in India over the Chinese telecom gear maker.