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Posted On: 12 June 2013 11:54 am
Updated On: 12 November 2020 02:13 pm

Ooredoo reaches another 4G network milestone

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Qatar’s telecoms leader Ooredoo has reached a milestone in the rollout of 4G network across the country, doubling the number of base sites since the launch, with around 200 4G sites now live across the country, a press statement said. More customers have signed up for the 4G Long-Term Evolution (LTE) network, the country’s fastest-ever mobile broadband network. To access 4G services, customers need to have 4G-enabled devices that are compatible with 800 MHz and 2,600 MHz frequencies (Band 7 and 20), and then need to subscribe to the Shahry Unlimited Mobile Broadband Plan, and can then unlock the 4G service with the 4G Key. A new range of data plans and 4G services will be launched in the near future. According to the statement, Ooredoo has seen record demand from customers accessing 4G at the Sealine Beach Resort, reflecting the increasing use of My-Fi devices outdoors. As part of upgrading the 4G coverage, the telecom giant has launched an engaging new campaign led by Nasser Al Attiyah – the Qatari Olympic medallist, World Rally winner, and Ooredoo’s brand ambassador. The campaign, which will be broadcast across the country and on social media, demonstrates Al Attiyah as an icon and symbol of Qatar’s achievements and speed. Providing 4G at major sporting events, in May 2013, Ooredoo installed 4G at the Lusail International Circuit for the Qatar International Road Racing Championship. Fans have used 4G to share real-time photos and videos of the races on social media. With its on-going expansion programme, Ooredoo is increasing the total number of sites every week. Ooredoo is rolling-out 4G in phases, covering Al Wakra, Al Khor and Dukhan by the Holy Month of Ramadan, followed by Umm Said. 4G provides connection speeds “at the speed of life” – or three-to-six times faster than the 3G network. Using 4G-enabled devices, customers can easily stream HD video and music, transfer large files and access multimedia-rich websites from their mobile devices. Source : Qatar Chronicle