Ooredoo Oman has announced that it has successfully deployed a Massive MIMO trial for its ‘Home Broadband’ service. The test achieved showed that by using the appropriate customer-premises equipment (CPE), speeds and capacity were increased by more than five times. According to Ooredoo, Massive MIMO enhances customer experience, capacity and output, allowing multiple customers to connect to the same site location.
‘5G is more than just a boost to mobile users, it is the way of the future and it is crucial that the Sultanate is well-prepared to utilise the full benefits when it is ready,’ commented Taha Bin Hussain Al-Raisi, Acting CTO at Ooredoo, adding: ‘We are already starting to see a huge growth in the IoT and smart city initiatives which are a general indication of the connected future that the nation is heading towards. These innovative services and applications will depend heavily on the speed and capacity of the next generation to enable this idea, which is why Ooredoo has been working to ensure that this comes to fruition. We have already taken significant steps towards its implementation with the successful field testing of our Massive MIMO 5G product and ongoing developing IoT solutions. Ooredoo is making sure that Oman’s future is bright and lightning fast.’