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Nokia Networks, Ooredoo sign deal to deploy small cells

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Nokia Networks says that it has won a deal with Ooredoo Qatar to deploy its small cells in hotspots across the country.

The agreement follows a trial using Nokia Networks' LTE and 3G small cell solution in high-traffic indoor and outdoor locations in the capital Doha, including the historic Souq Waqif area.

Nokia Networks' services experts first identified the key hotspots using its planning and analysis tools. Nokia Flexi Zone small cells were then discreetly installed in strategic locations such as café and restaurant rooftops to ensure additional capacity, coverage and better network availability, as well as reduce latency.

Waleed Al Sayed, Chief Operating Officer, Ooredoo Qatar, said: "Our customers demand high-quality services, even in complex hotspots and crowded urban zones. Nokia Networks small cells will enable us to provide just that: more capacity, higher availability and reduced latency. We chose Nokia Networks because the company proved that it can ensure the best network performance."

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