Ooredoo has launched LTE-Advanced (LTE-A) network in Qatar in partnership with Nokia Networks, offering peak download speeds of up to 375Mbps in several high-traffic areas of Doha, including West Bay, the Corniche and Katara Cultural Village. The operator is using three-band carrier (3xCA) aggregation technology for a total of 50 MHz of spectrum on 800 MHz, 1800 MHz and 2600 MHz. Using Category 9 (CAT 9)-capable handsets, users can benefit from data intensive services, including ultra high-definition video download, and upcoming virtual reality, said Nokia Networks.
Ooredoo Qatar leverages Nokia Networks Flexi Multiradio 10 Base Station, Evolved Packet Core and the vendors' multi-layer optimization services to plan and optimize 3x CA for maximum data throughput. Nokia Networks also provides software upgrades to aggregate two 20 MHz carriers in the 1800 MHz and 2600 MHz bands with one additional 10 MHz carrier in the 800 MHz band.