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Nokia and Ooredoo Qatar sign three-year network expansion agreement

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Nokia and Ooredoo Qatar have signed a three year agreement under which Nokia will upgrade and expand Ooredoo's existing mobile broadband network across the country.

Under its Supernet initiative, Ooredoo is already using Nokia's LTE-A carrier aggregation technology to offer subscribers with compatible mobile devices up to 375 megabits-per-second speeds in busy areas of Doha, Qatar's capital and most populous city. In a recent demonstration, the companies achieved peak data rates close to 600 Mbps.

Under the new agreement, Nokia will deploy its radio and core network technologies and services expertise.

Waleed Al-Sayed, Chief Executive Officer, Ooredoo Qatar, commented: "We continue to enhance the Ooredoo Supernet to deliver the best possible Internet experience, working with a range of international technology leaders such as Nokia. By deploying these cutting-edge technologies from Nokia, we will continue to actively boost network performance from 2G through to LTE-A, and deliver a host of social, financial and business benefits for Qatar."

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