Omantel, Ericsson showcase 5G in Muscat

22 Nov 2017

Oman Telecommunications Company (Omantel), the Sultanate’s incumbent telecoms operator, and Ericsson have successfully conducted a live 5G showcase in a real-world environment, including tests on speed, mobility and latency. By using 800MHz of spectrum bandwidth in millimetre wave frequency band, the 5G trial system achieved an aggregate site throughput of more than 25Gbps. The 5G showcase, which used advanced 5G features such as beamforming and beam tracking, is the first in a series of trials that Omantel and Ericsson have agreed to conduct to prepare the network for the 5G evolution.

‘The future of communications is 5G, and we are looking forward to introducing the people of Oman to this innovative smart technology that will change the way we live and do business,’ commented Talal Said Al Mamari, CEO of Omantel, adding: ‘This technology will be a change-maker affecting various key sectors such as healthcare, mining and agriculture, to name just a few.’