Ooredoo Qatar has deployed Nokia 4.5G Pro technology to increase mobile data speeds to up to 800 Mbps for its customers in some of the busiest areas of Qatar's capital city, Doha.
With this deployment, Ooredoo Qatar becomes the first operator in the Ooredoo Group, and one of the first operators in the world, to launch 4.5G Pro services with Nokia.
The deployment of Nokia 4.5G Pro technology will enable Ooredoo to satisfy growing data demands in cultural, business and tourist hubs of Doha, including the Doha Corniche, Katara and West Bay areas as well as The Pearl-Qatar, an artificial island with a unique and innovative urban development in Doha.
The technology is powered by the Nokia AirScale radio platform and the deployment leverages two component carrier aggregation with 4x4 MIMO antenna technology and 256 QAM to deliver the peak 800 Mbps speeds.
Ooredoo plans to acquire new spectrum and incorporate additional carrier aggregation to enable Gigabit data speeds for customers using devices that will be made available later this year.