Ooredoo upgrades networks with 4.5G

Ooredoo just achieved another milestone by being the first to deploy an upgrade for its 4.5G mobile network sites, in the region, to support the data speed of up to 1Gbps with CAT 16 devices, in partnership with Nokia. This upgrade is planned to spread across the sites in the Qatari region as well.

At that speed, Ooredoo customers would be able to download and MP3 file od3MB in less than a second, a 350MB HD TV episode in eight seconds, and 15GB Blu-Ray movie in two minutes.

Ooredoo will soon begin to sell devices that support CAT 16 technology in its Ooredoo retail shops and online to ensure everyone can have access to this “life-changing speeds”. Ooredoo’s CEO, Waleed al-Sayed said: “We launched the Ooredoo Supernet to provide the best possible network experience for our customers and we have solidly invested in ensuring this. Ooredoo is the only company in the country to have service enhancing technology such as VoLTE and CAT 16 ready for our customers and Qatar to connect to the world, and with each other, at the latest speeds.”

This upgrade is thought to be a ‘key-step’ in Ooredoo’s roadmap to launch to launch their 5G-ready services on the Supernet. The CEO further adds: “We’re continuing to test our 5G capabilities with the latest 5G-enabled technology and hope to demonstrate to Qatar exactly how 5G speeds will enhance our country’s industries in near future,”.