Ooredoo reaches record 5G trial tests in Qatar

12 December 2016 |


Ooredoo has successfully conducted tests on one of the first 5G trial systems in Qatar and the first in the Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC) region.

In partnership with Huawei and Nokia, Ooredoo has demonstrated 5G capabilities on the Ooredoo Supernet within Ooredoo's 5G laboratory, achieving speeds of up to 35.46 GB per second.

If these rates can be sustained they would make it the fastest mobile data service in the world today, Ooredoo claimed.

Ooredoo's trials in 5G technology provide the first regional example of the potential performance of the future fifth-generation wireless broadband technology.

Ooredoo said it would demonstrate the power of this new 5G technology with Nokia in the coming days, including a demonstration of next-generation virtual reality and robotic applications.

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's trial results will also help the development of 5G-ready equipment and devices, the statement added.

The full commercial launch of 5G services from Ooredoo is still some time away since 5G-ready devices and technology are not available yet. However, by achieving this technological breakthrough, Ooredoo is positioning itself in the top quadrant of data operators in network quality and potential.