Ooredoo launches 1.2Gbps mobile speeds

21 Dec 2017
Daily News

Qatar-based Ooredoo has announced it has broken the 1Gbps speed barrier using commercial smartphones and a live network.

The company said the company has made speeds of up to 1.2Gbps commercially available to customers in Qatar as it works to be one of the earliest adopters of 5G technology.

Tests conducted on live sites across Ooredoo's network achieved speeds exceeding 1Gbps.

As well as its consumer operations, Ooredoo revealed that Qatar Airways has arranged become the first corporate 5G customer.

When launched, Ooredoo's 5G connected corporate commercial services will provide an alternative to wired networks for corporate customers in hard to reach or remote areas.

In November, Ooredoo completed testing of massive multiple-input multiple output (Massive MIMO) technology in partnership with the airline.

“Ooredoo will continue to invest heavily in our networks to make sure that everyone across our global footprint can enjoy the internet and its life enhancing benefits,” Ooredoo Qatar CEO Waleed Al Sayed said.

“There is no doubt that 5G services will have a huge impact on businesses and people, unlocking speeds for seamless browsing, next-generation business applications, and more. We are committed to being one of the first operators globally to make this service commercially available to our customers.”

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