Ooredoo Group and Huawei, two of the world’s leading digital groups have announced a strategic collaboration to make the Ooredoo Supernet 5G available across five countries namely Kuwait, Oman, Indonesia, Tunisia and Maldives over the next five years.
Ooredoo will leverage Huawei’s world-leading 5G SingleRAN radio solution with advanced Massive MIMO technology, and 5G Cloud Core solution with a convergent platform to achieve a full digital transformation and modernization of its existing mobile networks.
The network upgrade will offer subscribers with the latest 5G technologies and services. 5G services and devices have been rolled out earlier by Ooredoo in Kuwait in partnership with Huawei. Currently, Ooredoo is speeding up the delivery of more network stations to be 5G-ready in Kuwait and Oman, which will offer about 100 times faster download speed than 4G networks. In 2020, Ooredoo will launch 5G commercial services in additional countries across the Ooredoo footprint.
The Deputy Group Chief Executive Officer and CEO of Ooredoo Qatar, Waleed Al Sayed, said, ‘’With Huawei’s leading 5G network solution, we will be able to improve our network’s operation efficiency and provide limitless opportunities to our customers. Users will enjoy a more streamlined and personalized experience and businesses will be empowered to develop the smart, connected cities of the future.’’
On the other hands, Ryan Ding, Executive Director of the Board and President of Carrier BG, Huawei, said: ‘It is our pleasure to cooperate with Ooredoo, the world’s leading operator of 5G services. Through this strategic partnership, we will support Ooredoo to achieve high 5G performance services for consumers, households and vertical industries in line with our commitment to build a fully connected and intelligent world.
The President of Key Account Ooredoo at Huawei, Saif Wang, also commented, ‘’Our partnership with Ooredoo aims to enrich people’s digital life in these five countries through our latest 5G innovation. 5G promises rich innovative services for the customers and provides more business opportunities to accelerate the digitization of industries. Huawei will continue to support Ooredoo to build a world-class infrastructure.”