Ooredoo Group confirmed yesterday that it has successfully trialled the first International 5G call in the Arab world.
Ooredoo placed a call between Ooredoo Group CEO Sheikh Saud bin Nasser al-Thani and Ooredoo Kuwait CEO Sheikh Mohamed bin Abdulla bin Mohamed al-Thani in the presence of Ooredoo officials from Qatar and Kuwait, as well as other government officials and dignitaries.
The call originated from Sheikh Saud from Ooredoo’s headquarters in Doha and was received by Sheikh Mohamed in Ooredoo Kuwait’s headquarters. The call was made using 5G CPEs connected at 5G speeds of up to 1Gbps, showcasing the incredible potential of 5G.
Ooredoo Qatar became the first operator in the world to launch a live, commercially-available 5G network in May 2018 and has since worked tirelessly to ensure it will be ready for use as soon as 5G devices become commercially available. 5G is set to revolutionise mobile and fixed connectivity, with super-fast Internet speeds, extreme throughput and low latency.
Ooredoo Kuwait announced the launch of the trial 5G for its customers in June 2018. The 5G trial launch came as the company prepares to release the biggest network of the revolutionary Internet of the future across Kuwait in 2019. This comes in tandem with Ooredoo Group’s plans to roll out 5G across its markets, following the launch of the new high capacity technology in Doha.
Detailed 5G network testing is now underway across Qatar and Kuwait 5G networks, and plenty of the incredible possibilities of 5G have already been showcased by Ooredoo, including a driverless aerial taxi, 5G broadband in a moving vehicle, and never-before-seen gaming quality. With this announcement, Ooredoo joins major global telco players in successfully trialling 5G calls.
Sheikh Saud said: “We were immensely proud to be the first in the world to launch a live, commercially available 5G network, and today, our pride increased as we conducted the first international 5G call in the region.
“Being at the forefront of technological development, to ensure our customers and Qatari citizens and residents will be the first to enjoy the incredible capabilities of 5G, is of paramount importance to us and we are delighted to announce the success of this call, marking yet another crucial step along the way to widespread, life-changing 5G adoption.”
For more information on Ooredoo and its progress towards 5G, visit ooredoo.qa
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