Ooredoo Claims World First to Offer 1.2Gbps Commercially to Customers in Qatar

Ooredoo Claims World First to Offer 1.2Gbps Commercially to Customers in Qatar Image Credit: Ooredoo

Doha-based telco Ooredoo announced it has made records with speeds of up to 1.2Gbps using commercial smartphones on live network.

The downlink speed was made possible with increasingly advanced LTE network deployment, which also serve to lay the groundwork for quick commercialization of 5G.

Ooredoo said it aimed to be one of the first operators in the world to offer 5G technology for all its customers, noting it continues to invest in and test the latest 5G equipment, software, and spectrum requirements ahead of the standardisation of 5G.

Ooredoo also announced that Qatar Airways will be its first 5G connected corporate customer. Ooredoo's 5G Connected Enterprise Business Services will be available as an alternative to enterprise customers in hard-to-reach or remote areas of the wired network.

Waleed Al Sayed, CEO, Ooredoo Qatar
Tests, carried out on live sites across Ooredoo’s network, trialled network speed and latency, achieving speeds exceeding 1Gbps. This is a first-in-the-world landmark for Qatar, and demonstrates that Ooredoo has built one of the world’s leading networks.

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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