Nokia has announced a three-year deal with Ooredoo Qatar to expand its mobile network across the whole country.
The deal builds on an existing relationship through which Nokia has provided LTE-A carrier aggregation technology for the Qatar capital, Doha, claiming that has delivered a maximum of 375 Mbps mobile broadband download speeds.
The expansion deal covers the full spectrum of mobile technologies from 2G to LTE-A, with the resulting network marketed under Ooredoo’s Supernet brand.
Ooredoo Qatar Chief Exec, Waleed Al-Sayed, said: “We continue to enhance the Ooredoo Supernet to deliver the best possible Internet experience, working with a range of international technology leaders such as Nokia.
“By deploying these cutting-edge technologies from Nokia, we will continue to actively boost network performance from 2G through to LTE-A, and deliver a host of social, financial and business benefits for Qatar.”
Nokia Middle East boss, Bernard Najm, said: “This is another important development in our relationship with Ooredoo Qatar, and we continue the successful deployment of LTE technology across the country.
Our mobile broadband technology allows service providers to keep pace with fast-growing customer data demands now and into the future.”
Ooredoo has also announced the launch of its Business Reach Mobile product in Oman.