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Posted On: 22 September 2011 11:04 am
Updated On: 12 November 2020 02:11 pm

Qtel 3G upgrade to boost mobile network capacity

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Doha: Qtel is executing a complete frequency upgrade, officials announced here yesterday. As a part of the major network enhancement project, 3G upgrade technology has already been installed in 500 base stations across Doha. Beginning this week, Qtel will reallocate frequencies across its network. During the upgrade process, subscribers are expected to face disruption in mobile services, which may continue for the next two weeks. Critical maintenance will take place on September 24. In the Media roundtable press conference held at Qtel Tower, Adel Al Mutawa, Executive Director, Group Communications, said that Qtel team is working hard to monitor the services during the upgrading process. “The first 48 hours are very crucial; we will have a team on standby during that time period. We hope that any disruptions in service will be minimal to our customers,” he said. Adel Al Mutawa said the major upgradation came about due to the overwhelming demand for a faster network by the customers. The project was initiated in July and since then officials were working on the execution of the plan. “It is important for us to offer the best services to our customers,” Al Mutawa said, while adding that the Qtel will ensure that it continues to provide the most reliable network in Qatar. 3G technology, which is associated with wireless communications, will help to provide stronger network signals across the country. It will also increase the mobile network capacity, which means that more people will be able to use their phones at the same time without a drop in the rate of speed of the service. The network coverage inside buildings and residences is also expected to improve because of the 3G technology. Mohammad Al Subaie, Senior Manager Network Planning, and Mohammed Al Ansari, Indirect Communication Manager-Marketing Communication also spoke at the conference. Qtel seeks to incorporate Long Term Evolution (LTE) technologies in its long term plans. This would bring about improvements in the wireless communication and the transmission of high-speed data over mobile devices. The Peninsula