Ooredoo Maldives has announced the expansion of its ‘4G+’ network to 40 inhabited and resort islands across the country, following the official launch of the service in Dhangethi (Alif Dhaal Atoll) last month. The company, which is a wholly-owned subsidiary of Wataniya Telecom International, aims to offer nationwide 4G+ coverage by the end of this month, according to local news source Sun.mv.
TeleGeography’s GlobalComms Database states that Ooredoo launched commercial LTE services for mobile handset users in December 2013, offering maximum downstream speeds of up to 100Mbps. LTE services were expanded to the island of Kaafu Maafushi in August 2014 and two months later Ooredoo said it had successfully tested LTE-Advanced (LTE-A) technology. In June 2015 the firm made its 4G data service available across its entire wireless pre-paid and post-paid tariff portfolio.