Ooredoo Qatar has achieved speeds of up to 1 Gbps in a 4.5G Pro trial using Nokia's three-carrier aggregation technique, 256 QAM (Quadrature Amplitude Modulation) and 4x4 Multiple Input and Multiple Output (MIMO) with Nokia's 5G-ready AirScale radio platform. The demonstration took place in Ooredoo's headquarters, HQ2, in Doha.
The Operator plans to launch the 4.5G Pro technology early next year for Cat. 16 capable devices. Currently, Ooredoo is providing speeds close to 500 Mbps with three-carrier aggregation and 256 QAM with Cat. 11 user devices on its 4G network.
Applying the key techniques of multi-band carrier aggregation, higher order modulation and higher MIMO, Nokia said it has enabled Ooredoo to maximize user data rates and network capacity on its existing base station sites and spectrum allocations.
With speed driving many innovations in telecommunications, Ooredoo Qatar has been densifying, upgrading, and optimizing its network under the Supernet initiative to provide ultra-high speed services and superior customer experience to its subscribers nationwide. The successful joint demonstration of 4.5G Pro technology by Ooredoo and Nokia is part of this initiative.