Ooredoo announced the delivery of the 5G home broadband devices, which are undergoing testing on 5G network. The internet device will work on both Ooredoo 4G and 5G networks in Qatar.
The 5G home broadband devices can achieve speeds of up to 2 Gbps, that’s 20 times the speeds of Ooredoo’s 100Mbps fibre.
With an Ooredoo 5G connection via the 5G home broadband device, Ooredoo customers will be able to download movies in seconds, seamlessly stream VR gaming experiences and video call.
The company is yet to reveal the pricing plan for its 5G services for both residential and business customers in Qatar.
“We are the first in the world to have a live commercial 5G home broadband device. This is another amazing world-first milestone for Ooredoo and Qatar,” Ooredoo CEO Waleed Al Sayed said.
Since the announcement of the first live 5G network in May 2018, Ooredoo has begun 5G network roll-out plan across Qatar, with the aim to update 100 network stations to 5G, in the 3.5GHz spectrum band, within the next three months.
The current live 5G sites in West Bay and Katara have demonstrated an Internet speed of 2.51 Gbps with high throughput and low latency.