Ooredoo Qatar launches commercial 5G via a Nokia-powered network

Ooredoo Qatar has announced the launch of a Nokia-powered cloud-native core network for commercial 5G services.

The new facilities will enable Ooredoo Qatar to bring new use cases such as Industrial IOT (IIoT), Voice over Broadband (VoBB), Voice over WiFi (VoWiFi) to its subscribers. The cloud-native core is essential to meet the critical business objectives of 5G, including better bandwidth and latency, the requirement of IoT, and providing new services that go beyond the traditional offerings of voice, broadband and messaging by service providers.

“We are delighted to reach this milestone by launching the state-of-the-art cloud-native 5G core network with Nokia for carrying 5G commercial services. Collaboration with Nokia, a global technology leader, will help us in providing low-latency, high-speed and content-rich services to our subscribers. This project is testament to our commitment to bringing the latest technology to our subscribers, in line with our goal of complete customer satisfaction, and reiterates our leadership position in the global 5G ecosystem,” announced Yousuf Abdulla Al Kubaisi, Chief Operating Officer, at Ooredoo Qatar.

“The transformation of Ooredoo Qatar’s legacy core network to a fully cloud-native 5G core in a very short time frame demonstrates the strength of our end-to-end portfolio and exceptional delivery expertise. Ooredoo Qatar’s new core network will enable it to bring innovative and the latest use cases to its subscribers and also prepares the network for providing scalable 5G commercial services,” Henrique Vale, Vice President of Nokia Software for Middle East and Africa.