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Posted On: 26 September 2018 04:19 pm
Updated On: 3 April 2019 12:57 pm

Ooredoo tests world's first ever 5G Aerial taxi in Qatar

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Ooredoo tested the power and speed of Ooredoo 5G today with Smart City technology that will be available in the future. Many world-first technologies, including an Aerial Taxi, 5G Bus, 5G houseboat and 5G drone delivery and security systems have been showed during an event held on September 26 at The Pearl-Qatar. Ooredoo management and several VIPs were present at the function to see the future of Qatar in action, reported The Peninsula Qatar.

Moreover, Ooredoo tested a number of other technologies including 5G Experience Bus and a 5G House Boat in different locations at The Pearl-Qatar. The event was aimed to showcase power and speed of Ooredoo 5G with Smart City technology that will be available in the future. With the Ooredoo 5G Bus experience, passengers had the chance to test Ooredoo 5G while on the move and enjoy a super-connected commute. During the experience, passengers were connected to Ooredoo 5G with speeds up to 2.6Gbps.

Talking about the event, Waleed Al Sayed, Ooredoo Chief Executive Officer said: “The Ooredoo 5G roll-out is growing daily, but as our customers cannot yet access the speeds and benefits of our ongoing investment, we wanted to demonstrate the true power of 5G and showcase what our technology will do for Qatar in the near future and in the years to come”.

Waleed Al Sayed further added: “Ooredoo is leading global Internet of Things innovation thanks to our world-class 5G networks and we are the clear partner for Qatar’s growing Smart City technological needs. Thanks to our Supernet network and IoT solutions, Qatar will soon be able to offer the futuristic experiments shown today to everyone connected to Ooredoo 5G.”

Interesting facts about the flying taxi

The flying taxi is capable to transport two people up to 20 minutes away with a 130km per hour speed.

The automatic drone-like vehicle runs on Ooredoo’s 5G network, which means it can deliver passengers safely to their destinations without any driver.


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(Image credits: Ooredoo)