Qatar first in region with successful 5G trials

      Published on Wednesday, 14 December , 2016      767 Views     
Qatar first in region with successful 5G trials

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Qatar has become the first country in the region and one of the few nations to conduct successful 5G trials. The trials done by Qatari telecom provider Ooredoo was able to attain the fastest mobile data service in the world today with 35.46 GB per second.

Ooredoo, in partnership with Huawei and Nokia, successfully demonstrated its 5G capabilities on its ‘Supernet’ within Ooredoo’s 5G laboratory. The Qatari telecom provider completed trials for speed and latency, and achieved incredible speeds of up to 35.46 Gbps, which would make it the fastedt mobil data service in the world today, according to Ooredoo officials.

However it will take some time for the Ooredoo customers to enjoy the benefits of 5G, as the full commercial launch of 5G services is still some time away. This is because 5G-ready devices and technology are not available anywhere in the world today. However, by achieving this technological breakthrough, Ooredoo is positioning itself in the top quadrant of data operators in terms of network quality and potential.

Ooredoo’s success in trialling 5G technology provides the first regional example of the potential and performance of the upcoming fifth-generation wireless broadband technology, which is based upon the emerging standards. The company has also promised to demonstrate the power of this new 5G technology with Nokia in the coming days, including a demonstration of next-generation virtual reality and robotic applications.

In addition, the results from Ooredoo’s trials will be shared with global partners, to contribute to the international agreements on standards and spectrum that will be necessary to support the global launch of 5G services. Ooredoo’s trial results will also help the development of 5G-ready equipment and devices.

“Ooredoo worked hard to complete this important technological breakthrough ahead of our country’s celebrations for Qatar National Day, so that we could share this remarkable achievement with our people and the world.

Qatar continues to break new ground in the technology and services we are making available for our people,” said Waleed Al Sayed, CEO, Ooredoo Qatar.

Category Technology | 2016/12/14 latest update at 10:00 AM
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