Ooredoo Qatar awards Nokia new three-year mobile expansion deal

4 May 2016

Nokia has agreed a new three-year deal with existing cellco partner Ooredoo Qatar to expand and upgrade mobile network infrastructure nationwide. Nokia has previously provided LTE-Advanced (LTE-A) carrier aggregation (CA) technology for Ooredoo’s network in Doha, enabling maximum 375Mbps (downlink) mobile data speeds, while the latest expansion contract covers all mobile technologies (2G, 3G, LTE and LTE-A). ‘We continue to enhance the Ooredoo Supernet [the name given to Ooredoo’s converged network] to deliver the best possible internet experience, working with a range of international technology leaders such as Nokia,’ said Ooredoo Qatar’s CEO Waleed Al-Sayed, adding: ‘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.’