Nokia Networks and Qatar-based telco Ooredoo have announced what they claim to be the first LTE-Advanced service in the country. The two partners claimed the nationwide service, achieved through LTE-A carrier aggregation by Nokia, offers up to 225Mbps downlink data speeds.
Finnish vendor Nokia Networks and Qatari telco Ooredoo claimed they have made uploading 10 times faster with the Nokia centralised RAN. Demonstrating at the ITU Telecom World event in Doha, Qatar, they said average uplink capacity across a cell was doubled thus extending smartphone battery life because of less interference.
Nokia Networks, Ooredoo Qatar and China Mobile claimed to have achieved a record breaking speed of 4.1Gbps over TDD-FDD LTE carrier aggregation (CA). The partners said this was realised through the combination of TDD and FDD LTE spectrums, and by aggregating 10 carriers with 200MHz bandwidth.
New entrant operator Ooredoo (formerly Qtel) officially launched voice and data services in Myanmar over the weekend, following a soft launch earlier this month.
New entrant operator Ooredoo (formerly Qtel) has launched voice and data services in three of Myanmar’s major cities, Mandalay, Nay Pyi Taw and Yangon, as part of final preparations for commercial launch later this month.
Mobile operator groups serving the Middle East and Africa have agreed to cooperate on network infrastructure sharing initiatives in an effort to provide mobile broadband access to unserved rural communities in the region. The operators also intend to drive down the cost of mobile services for consumers across the regions.
Tunisian telco Tunisiana announced Wednesday that it is partnering with search giant Google to bolster its digital services strategy and increase customer engagement by offering more cloud services to mobile users.
Qatari operator group Ooredoo now has one million mobile money customers across its global footprint. The group, which has a presence in Qatar, Indonesia and Tunisia added that mobile money services have contributed to economic and social development in the markets it operates in.
Qatari operator group Ooredoo has signed a deal with Walt Disney Middle East and North Africa to bring the latter’s content to Ooredoo customers on smart devices.
Iraqi operator Asiacell, a subsidiary of Qatari operator group Ooredoo, has appointed Amer Al Sunna as its CEO.
Myanmar’s government has selected Norwegian operator group Telenor and Qatar’s Ooredoo (formerly Qtel) as the two successful applicants for its nationwide telecommunications licences.
The Tunisian subsidiary of Qatari operator group Ooredoo, Tunisiana, believes it has found a way to entice users in emerging markets into increasing their reliance on mobile data services. The operator said it saw the popularity of social networking site Facebook on fixed line networks in the country, and devised a tariff to cater to mobile users.
Mansoor Basha, Director – Cloud, M2M Delivery, New Businesses, at Ooredoo, talks to telecoms.com at Telco Cloud World Forum about the differences between cloud adoption in emerging markets versus developed countries.
Qatari consumers can now begin enjoying 4G services, as the country’s incumbent operator Ooredoo announced the launch of its LTE network. Ooredoo’s 4G service will initially be available via mifi and dongle devices, and the operator is currently working on making 4G available on smartphones in Qatar.
Qatar based Ooredoo, the operator formerly known as QTel, has announced its fourth quarter revenues rose by 6.2 per cent to reach QAR8.71bn ($2.4bn). Net profit also increased by 14.6 per cent to QAR523m.