Ooredoo Maldives has announced the expansion of its ‘4G+’ network to an additional 100 inhabited and resort islands across the country, following the official launch of the LTE-Advanced (LTE-A) service on around 40 islands last month. The company, which is a wholly-owned subsidiary of Wataniya Telecom International, says it is now able to provide the high speed mobile data service to 75% of the Maldives, and is working to increase coverage nationwide by the end of the month.
TeleGeography’s GlobalComms Database states that Ooredoo launched commercial 4G 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-A technology. In June 2015 the firm made its 4G data service available across its entire wireless pre-paid and post-paid tariff portfolio.