Ooredoo Deploys 500th LTE Base Station for National Coverage
Published on: 28th Jan 2014
Qatar's Ooredoo says that it has deployed its 500th LTE enabled base station giving the company nationwide coverage of its 4G service.
The company added that the rise of 4G has created a spike in data usage across Qatar. It has also delivered an improvement to customers using 3G and even 2G networks, as the migration to 4G has freed up space on the legacy networks.
Waleed Mohamed al-Sayed, Ooredoo Qatar Chief Operating Officer said: "When we launched the trial phase of 4G back in 2012, we promised our customers that the service would be affordable, accessible and utterly innovative in the way it delivered Qatar's fastest-ever mobile Internet. We have lived up to our promise, with the addition of the 500th tower demonstrating that we have created a truly nationwide service that is unique in Qatar."
Since its launch in April 2013, Ooredoo has increased the number of sites fivefold and evolving the service to make it accessible on a broad range of 4G-enabled devices.
Ooredoo is continuing to launch a range of network enhancements for 4G, to improve indoor and outdoor performance and reduce service interruptions, which will roll-out throughout 2014.