Ooredoo Upgrading Qatar Network for LTE-A
Published on: 7th Sep 2015
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Qatar's Ooredoo says that its network enhancement project for the "Supernet" has made significant progress, with the addition of 21 new sites to the nationwide network and the successful upgrade of 400 outdoor sites to 4G .
In addition, the company has upgraded 70 indoor sites for 4G, including some prime locations in leading malls, business centres, residential towers and hotels.
Among the new sites, Ooredoo has installed brand new 4G+ towers in locations such as Al-Shamal City, Al- Khor, Wakrah, Wukair, Umm Saeed, Sealine, and Khor Al-Udai.
Waleed Al Sayed, Chief Operating Officer, Ooredoo Qatar, said: "We are striving to build the best possible mobile Internet for Qatar, which is why we continuously invest in our network in order to support the next generation of services. This series of upgrades and new sites is part of the most ambitious programme of network enhancements in Qatar's history, and we believe our customers will be truly impressed by the results."
In March 2015, Ooredoo began to deploy small cells in popular network hotspots across the country, enabling the company to provide advanced voice and data services to its customers even in the most crowded indoor and outdoor areas.
To ensure customers have access to next-generation services wherever they are in Qatar, Ooredoo has also launched "Operation Desert", which aims to significantly improve coverage in Qatar's popular desert locations.