Ooredoo announced the launch ‘5G Speed Experiences’ in parts of Doha, for a select number of VIP customers. Launched in time for Qatar National Day, the service offers high speeds exceeding 1 Gbps in some cases and very low latency. The pre-standards 5G service is available to consumer customers on a live network and using commercial smartphones.
“This is a first-in-the-world landmark for Qatar, and demonstrates that the Ooredoo Supernet is one of the world’s leading networks,” Ooredoo CEO Waleed al-Sayed said. “We will continue working hard to provide Qatar with a world-class infrastructural backbone in line with Qatar National Vision 2030.”
Access to Ooredoo’s ‘5G Speed Experience’ requires a special smartphone that has been calibrated to work with the Ooredoo pre-standardised 5G network and Supernet upgrades applied in the selected locations.