Ooredoo Showcases Self-Driving 5G Connected Aerial Taxi and 5G Mobility

Ooredoo Showcases Self-Driving 5G Connected Aerial Taxi and 5G Mobility Image Credit: Ooredoo

At a recent event held at The Pearl, Qatar, Ooredoo showcased the power and speed of Ooredoo 5G with Smart City technology that will be available in the future.

The Pearl in Doha is an artificial island spanning nearly four square kilometers. During the event, Ooredoo tested a number of technologies in different locations around The Pearl including a Self-Driving 5G connected Aerial Taxi, 5G Experience Bus and a 5G House Boat.

The highlight of the event was the worlds-first Self-Driving 5G connected Aerial Taxi, a large drone-like vehicle big enough to transport two people to a destination up to 20 minutes away with a 130 Km/h speed. The taxi is automatic and runs on Ooredoo’s 5G network, meaning there is no driver and can deliver passengers safely to their destination above traffic and other time-consuming obstacles.

With the Ooredoo 5G Bus experience, passengers had the chance to test Ooredoo 5G whilst on the move and enjoy a super-connected commute. During the experience, passengers were connected to Ooredoo 5G with speeds up to 2.6 Gbps.

To demonstrate the future of entertainment with 5G, Ooredoo set-up a futuristic 8K VR experience on a modern House Boat in The Pearl. The 8K VR test was ultra-realistic gaming and when connected to Ooredoo 5G offered a seamless experience with no buffering.

Waleed Al Sated, CEO, Ooredoo
The Ooredoo 5G roll-out is growing daily, but as our customers cannot yet access the speeds and benefits of our ongoing investment, we wanted to demonstrate the true power of 5G and showcase what our technology will do for Qatar in the near future and in the years to come.

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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