Ooredoo Qatar has selected Ericsson to underpin its 5G launch this year by providing the Ericsson Radio System, 5G New Radio solutions and 10Gbps microwave solutions to transform and modernise Ooredoo’s existing mobile network and introduce 5G technologies across the country. A press release says Ericsson’s high speed and low latency 5G technology will help Ooredoo to meet growing data traffic demands and deliver high quality mobile broadband and fixed-wireless services for individuals, enterprises and industries across Qatar. Ooredoo is currently preparing about 1,200 base stations to be 5G-ready. Once the cell sites are completed and 5G-compatible devices reach the market, Ooredoo’s 5G network will be able to provide download speeds of ‘up to 100 times faster than 4G networks’.
Sheikh Saud Bin Nasser Al Thani, Group CEO at Ooredoo, said: ‘Our partnership with Ericsson will provide the 5G foundation for our Ooredoo Supernet to enable Qatar’s smart cities, digitally competitive Internet of Things industries, and immersive mega-events and virtual reality experiences. As 5G becomes mainstream across Qatar, we are dedicated to transforming industries and enhancing people’s digital lives.’