Ooredoo Group has successfully made the first trial International 5G call in the region by showing the remarkable capabilities of its 5G networks in Qatar and Kuwait.
The trial occurred between Sheikh Saud Bin Nasser Al-Thani, Chief Executive Officer, Ooredoo Group, and Sheikh Mohammed Bin Abdulla Al-Thani, Chief Executive Officer, Ooredoo Kuwait.
The trial was initiated by Sheikh Saud from Ooredoo’s headquarters in Doha and received by Sheikh Mohammed in Ooredoo’s Kuwait headquarters. It took place using 5G CPEs connected at 5G speeds of up to 1 Gbps showcasing the incredible potential of 5G.
Ooredoo Qatar developed the first operator in the world to roll out a live, commercially available 5G network in May 2018 and has since worked determinedly to guarantee it will be ready for use as soon as 5G devices become commercially available. 5G is set to transform mobile and fixed connectivity, with super-fast internet speeds, extreme throughput and low latency.
On the other hand, Ooredoo Kuwait has introduced the trial 5G for its customers last June from its key location at its head office in Kuwait City. The pilot launch came as the company is preparing to release the biggest network of the revolutionary internet of the future across Kuwait in 2019. This comes in tandem with the international Ooredoo Group’s plans to launch this technology across its markets, after it launched the new high capacity 5G in Doha through Ooredoo Qatar.
The Chief Executive Officer of Ooredoo Group, Sheikh Saud Bin Nasser Al-Thani, said, “We were immensely proud to be the first in the world to launch a live, commercially available 5G network in Qatar and today, our pride increased as we conducted the first international trial 5G call in the region. Being at the forefront of technological development, to ensure our customers will be the first to enjoy the incredible capabilities of 5G in the future, is of paramount importance to us and we are delighted to announce the success of this trial call, marking yet another crucial step along the way to widespread, life-changing 5G adoption.”
Also commenting on the launch, Ooredoo Kuwait’s Chief Executive Officer, Sheikh Mohammed bin Abdullah Al-Thani emphasised that the 5G trial call represents the company’s fundamental values of caring, connecting, and challenging, and shows its commitment to elevating people’s digital lives and comes in tandem with our strategy of digital transformation and adopting future technologies.
Sheikh Mohammed bin Abdullah Al-Thani, concluded, “Over the years, we have worked tirelessly to deliver the best in-class services to our esteemed customers, no matter their needs. Through this, we are exercising our role as a private sector entity in the New Kuwait Vision 2035, and we aspire to deliver comprehensive telecom services with international standards in the Kuwaiti market under one roof, which comes in tandem with our digital transformation strategy.”