Ooredoo has enabled Doha customers to enjoy mobile broadband at speeds up to three to six times faster than conventional 3G with its newly launched 4G ultra-fast mobile broadband services.
Waleed Al Sayed, COO at Ooredoo, commented, “Mobile broadband use in Qatar is growing at a dramatic pace and so is subscriber demand for faster mobile broadband. With the support of our long-standing partner Nokia (News - Alert) Siemens Networks, our LTE network delivers truly satisfying super-fast 4G services for bandwidth hungry customers in today’s data-dominated world.”
Ooredoo is the only 4G service in Qatar and provides users with superfast mobile data speeds and smooth browsing experiences.
Ooredoo 4G is currently available in Doha, and the major 4G Zones are in the Pearl, Katara, West Bay, the Corniche, Souq Waqif and Aspire Park. The company asserted that by the autumn of 2014, the whole area of Doha and most of the populated areas in Qatar will be covered, providing Ooredoo’s customers everywhere with the new, superfast mobile data network.
Nokia Siemens Networks (News - Alert) is said to have boosted Ooredoo’s 4G services by supplying Single RAN (radio access network) based on its own Flexi Multiradio Base Station along with other solutions like Evolved Packet Core platform, including Flexi NS (network server), Flexi NG (network gateway) and Liquid Core-based SGSN (serving GPRS support node).
Nokia Siemens Networks also provided its network implementation services for a smooth and rapid rollout. It will continue to maintain the high quality of the LTE network for Ooredoo with its care services.
Qais Esrawee, head of sub-region at Nokia Siemens Networks, said, “With our LTE (News - Alert) infrastructure, Ooredoo’s LTE network raises the bar for data services in the country and the operator can keep pace with the surge in smartphone adoption and bandwidth-intensive applications and services. Nokia Siemens Networks’ radio network platform saves not only energy and space with its compact nature, but also capital costs for Ooredoo, as our radio access network is future-proof and runs 2G, 3G and 4G (LTE) services concurrently on the same platform.”
Edited by Rachel Ramsey