Ooredoo Qatar launches LTE-A 3-band CA technology for 375 Mbps

Mobile phone user in Middle East by Ooredoo Maldives
Ooredoo Qatar on Wednesday announced the launch of LTE-Advanced (LTE-A) three-band carrier aggregation technology on the Ooredoo Supernet – promising data speeds of up to 375 Mbps to its customers.

LTE-Advanced three-band carrier aggregation technology enables people using Category 9 (CAT 9)-capable handsets to benefit from high-definition video download, and upcoming trends, including virtual reality.

Ooredoo Qatar is already offering high speed internet in some areas of Doha, including West Bay, the Corniche and Katara Cultural Village.

Ooredoo Qatar CEO Waleed Al Sayed said: “We’re aiming to improve the broadband experience for our customers with faster data speeds and an excellent network performance.”

Telecom equipment vendor Nokia Networks has delivered LTE-Advanced three-band carrier aggregation (3x CA) technology based on the Flexi Multiradio 10 Base Station.

It also supplied software upgrade to aggregate two 20 MHz carriers in the 1800 MHz and 2600 MHz bands with one additional 10 MHz carrier in the 800 MHz band; and evolved Packet Core to support the high data speeds of up to 375 Mbps.

In October 2015, Ooredoo, Nokia Networks and NETGEAR achieved peak data rate of 590 Mbps using LTE-Advanced CAT11 on the Ooredoo Supernet by aggregating 60MHz of spectrum across three bands and applying 256 QAM higher order modulation.

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