Ooredoo's 5G Network Goes Live in Qatar for Business Customers

Ooredoo's 5G Network Goes Live in Qatar for Business Customers Image Credit: Ooredoo

Ooredoo Group announced at MWC that its first 5G New Radio (NR) network has gone live in Doha, Qatar with speeds of 2.3 Gbps with 3.5 ms latency.

With the rollout, Ooredoo Group claims to be the world's first operator to launch 5G network. Designed for business customers, Ooredoo will continue to expand the footprint of 5G network by using the 3.5 GHz band

The 5G network will double the speed of current 4G network. 5G will transform daily lives, organisations, and industry verticals benefiting the speed and ultra-low latency, said Ooredoo. Applications of 5G could include autonomous vehicles, robotic surgery, and augmented and virtual reality sports.

At the same time, the Operator announced that it will collaborate with Nokia for the 5G deployments this year in Qatar. Ooredoowill be using Nokia's commercially available 5G-ready products, such as the AirScale radio platform and 5G Adaptive Antenna System based on 3GPP Rel. 15 New Radio.

Waleed Al-Sayed, Deputy Group CEO, Ooredoo Group and CEO, Ooredoo Qatar
By providing superior speeds, we will enable organisations, cities, and countries to fully digitally transform in the era of Smart Cities and the Internet of Things. This is a major milestone in delivering on our promise to enrich people's digital lives and allow them to enjoy and benefit from the extraordinary benefits of the internet.

Ray is a news editor at The Fast Mode, bringing with him more than 10 years of experience in the wireless industry.

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