Ooredoo Rolls Out LTE-A Network Speed Upgrades
Published on: 11th Aug 2015
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Qatar's Ooredoo has announced the launch of Ooredoo SuperNet in one of the most significant network evolutions in Qatar's history.
As part of the upgrade, Ooredoo is introducing three-band carrier aggregation, combining 20+10 MHz bands on its LTE-A network.
Now, the company is expanding to aggregate spectrum across three bands to deliver another evolution in speed and performance for Qatar's mobile Internet. The aim is to provide a maximum speed of 375mbps, which will be available to customers as and when high-speed devices come onto the market.
Sheikh Saud bin Nasser Al Thani, CEO, Ooredoo Qatar, said: "Ooredoo's SuperNet has been designed to give our customers the smoothest, most streamlined Internet experience, and we continue to deliver real technological upgrades that offer direct benefits for our customers. Our fixed and mobile networks have been designed to be fast."
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 in time for the upcoming camping season.
As part of the upgrade Ooredoo will invest in the latest wide band antenna systems, which provide the flexibility to upgrade capacity as per customer requirement, as well as meet existing and future capacity needs in the country.
SuperNet also encompasses Ooredoo's fixed fibre network, including continued expansion to bring world leading internet speeds to business and residential customers across Qatar. Successful trials of up to and beyond 1 Gbps were completed earlier this year and the company plans to bring additional speed options to customers in the near future using SuperNet.