Ooredoo Launches 4.5 G Pro in Qatar

Doha, - Ooredoo on Tuesday announced the official launch of its 4.5G Pro network at the Mobile World Congress in Barcelona.

With this deployment, Ooredoo Qatar becomes the first operator in the Ooredoo Group, the first operator in the Middle East, and one of the first operators in the world to launch 4.5G Pro services.

The 4.5G Pro technology is powered by the Nokia AirScale radio platform and the deployment leverages two component carrier aggregation with 4x4 MIMO antenna technology and 256 QAM to deliver the peak 800 Mbps speeds.

The launch of Ooredoo's 4.5G Pro is another key step in Ooredoo's roadmap to launch 5G services, following its successful trial of 5G technology in December.

The 4.5G Pro technology will increase mobile data speeds to up to 800Mbps in some of the busiest areas of Doha, including cultural, business and tourist hubs of Doha such as the Doha Corniche, Katara, West Bay area and The Pearl.

The launch of Ooredoo's 4.5G Pro comes after a successful trial in December 2016. During the measured network tests, Ooredoo announced that its 4.5G Pro mobile network had successfully reached an impressive 1Gbps, a speed which will be made available later this year.

Ooredoo plans to acquire new spectrum and incorporate additional carrier aggregation to enable Gigabit data speeds for customers using devices that will be made available later this year. The company has continued to upgrade its nationwide Ooredoo Supernet in recent months, boosting speeds, improving latency and enhancing the customer experience. (QNA)

Source: Qatar News Agency