Nokia Corp. and Ooredoo Qatar have signed a three-year agreement under which Nokia will upgrade and expand Ooredoo’s existing mobile broadband network across the country to meet ever-growing subscriber demands.
With one of the most vibrant economies in the Middle East, Qatar needs to meet rising data demands sparked by surging smartphone use. Under its Supernet initiative, one of the most significant network evolutions in the country’s history, Ooredoo Qatar is already using Nokia’s LTE-Advanced carrier aggregation technology to offer subscribers with compatible mobile devices up to 375 megabits-per-second speeds in busy areas of Doha, Qatar’s capital and most populous city. In a recent demonstration, the companies achieved peak data rates close to 600 Mbps.
Under the new agreement, Nokia will deploy its leading 2G, 3G, 4G LTE, LTE-A radio and core network technologies and services expertise. This will allow Ooredoo Qatar to expand the Supernet service across the country and deliver the highest speeds and quality to a growing customer base.