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Ooredoo tests first live 5G home broadband devices in Qatar

Ooredoo tests first live 5G home broadband devices in Qatar

Ooredoo is pushing ahead with its testing of live 5G home broadband devices

With over 75 5G-ready Ooredoo network towers now in place around Doha, the company has announced it is pushing forward with testing the first-ever live 5G home broadband devices.

The first results of rigorous stress tests using 25 home broadband 5G devices show super-fast ‘fibre comparable’ speeds on the Ooredoo 5G network. These tests were made in real-life non-laboratory environments across various parts of the city.

With these speeds, customers will be able to download movies in seconds, stream VR gaming experiences like never before and open up a world of smart technology.

Ooredoo was the first company in the world to launch a commercial 5G network in May and has since invested heavily in rolling out the next generation technology to ensure Qatar is at the forefront of 5G developments and the 5G ecosystem.

Talking about the results, Waleed Al Sayed, Chief Executive Officer, Ooredoo Qatar, said: “Some of Qatar’s most populated areas in Doha are now 5G-enabled, meaning a huge number of Ooredoo customers and businesses will be able to instantly access the 5G network when devices become available. With the super speeds that we are testing, our country will be able to enjoy the life-changing benefits of Internet like never before.”

To enable customers to see Ooredoo’s 5G roll-out progress, the company has added a 5G coverage tab to its Supernet coverage map. Customers can now see 5G live areas here and the company has encouraged people to continue to check coverage growth in the coming months.

As well as connection speeds, Ooredoo’s 5G network roll-out will have a hugely positive impact on many business sectors and organisations in Qatar, as 5G will enable new types of applications like driverless cars and smart roads, the connection of millions of low powered connected devices, Augmented Reality and much more.