Ooredoo has showcased Ooredoo 5G with Smart City technology at an event held at The Pearl. Ooredoo is yet to offer 5G services despite claiming that it is the first operator to launch 5G for commercial purposes.
Ooredoo tested a number of technologies in different locations around The Pearl including a Self-Driving 5G connected Aerial Taxi, 5G Experience Bus and a 5G HouseBoat.
Ooredoo demonstrated the worlds-first Self-Driving 5G connected Aerial Taxi, a large drone-like vehicle to transport two people to a destination up to 20 minutes away with a 130 Km/h speed. The taxi is automatic and runs on Ooredoo’s 5G network.
During the Ooredoo 5G Bus experience, the telecom operator connected the passengers to Ooredoo 5G with speeds up to 2.6 Gbps.
Ooredoo has also set-up a 8K VR experience on a modern House Boat in The Pearl. The 8K VR test was ultra-realistic gaming and when connected to Ooredoo 5G offered a seamless experience with no buffering.
“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,” Waleed Al Sayed, chief executive officer of Ooredoo, said.
Ooredoo is the world’s first communications company to launch commercially-ready 5G and is preparing 1,200 network stations to be 5G-ready.