Ooredoo has announced that it has successfully conducted tests on one of the first-ever 5G trial systems, positioning Qatar as one of the few countries in the world – and the first in the GCC region – to achieve an “incredible technical milestone.”
The ongoing partnership with technology leaders Huawei and Nokia allowed Ooredoo to demonstrated 5G capabilities on the Ooredoo Supernet within Ooredoo’s 5G laboratory, completing trials for speed and latency, and ‘achieving incredible speeds of up to 35.46GB per second, which would make it the fastest mobile data service in the world today.’
Ooredoo said the success in its 5G technology trials provides the first regional example of the potential and performance of the upcoming fifth-generation wireless broadband technology, which is based upon the emerging standards.
The company said it will demonstrate the power of 5G technology with Nokia “in the coming days,” including a demonstration of next-generation virtual reality and robotic applications.
In addition, the results from Ooredoo’s trials will be shared with global partners to contribute to the international agreements on standards and spectrum that will be necessary to support the global launch of 5G services. Ooredoo Qatar CEO Waleed al-Sayed said: “Ooredoo worked hard to complete this important technological breakthrough ahead of our country’s celebrations for Qatar National Day, so that we could share this remarkable achievement with our people and the world”.
Ooredoo said the full commercial launch of 5G services from Ooredoo “is still some time away,” since 5G-ready devices and technology are not available anywhere in the world today.
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