Ooredoo Qatar Launches LTE-A Network

Ooredoo Qatar Launches LTE-A Network Image Credit: Nokia Networks

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.

Waleed Al Sayed, Chief Executive Officer, Ooredoo Qatar
We’re aiming to further improve the broadband experience for our customers with faster data speeds and an excellent network performance.

Bernard Najm, Vice President and Head of Middle East and Africa, Nokia Networks
After we successfully demonstrated 600 Mbps CAT 11 speeds in October, we have now helped Ooredoo launch the three-band carrier aggregation technology to deliver higher data throughput with superior reliability.

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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