Ooredoo, Ericsson to Trial Microwave Solutions in E-Band (80 Ghz) to Deliver Gigabit Speeds

Ooredoo, Ericsson to Trial Microwave Solutions in E-Band (80 Ghz) to Deliver Gigabit Speeds Image Credit: Ericsson

Ooredoo announced that it is set to start the trial of an innovative new microwave technology that addresses the anticipated surge in demand for data for video streaming, online gaming, social media and more across Oman. Ooredoo will collaborate with Ericsson on the project.

The first of its kind in the region, the trial will test the Microwave Solutions in E-Band (80 Ghz) technology, or microwave backhauling across Ooredoo’s recently completed nationwide fibre backbone, providing the Gigabit capacity to deliver premium speeds to its fast growing customer base.

In its statement, Ooredoo said that it is forming alliances and partnerships to accelerate its progress and to better meet the needs of its customers, with emphasis on operational execution with consistency and continuity and places the customer, their satisfaction, wants and needs at the heart of all of its activities and plans.

Wolfgang Wemhoff, Chief Technology Officer at Ooredoo Oman
Ooredoo is constantly responding to changes in customer needs and providing them with the products, services and offers they want, through both mobile and fixed offerings. 

Rafiah Ibrahim President & Head of Ericsson Region Middle East and Africa
We expect Microwave Backhaul to experience major growth and represent up to 20 percent of new deployments in 2020. 

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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