Ooredoo Oman said it recently recorded downlink speeds of more than 5 Gbps on a commercial 5G Massive MIMO single sector, one of the first such tests in the region.
Demonstrating its technology leadership, 5G Massive MIMO delivers eight times more capacity for home internet compared to 4G, and 20 times more capacity on mobile.
As the latest major milestone in its 5G rollout, the achievement builds on Ooredoo’s continual efforts to improve user experience, drive innovation, and position Oman as a technologically advanced society.
Dr. Ahmed Abdullah Al Abri, Chief Technology & Information Officer at Ooredoo, said, “This achievement is a big moment for us as our 5G network continues to take shape. The peak value that 5G technology can offer on a single sector is around 5.7 Gbps and we have managed to achieve 90 percent of it, one of the highest in the region. This ultimately translates to a considerably improved experience for our users and unprecedented development opportunities for the Sultanate.”
As such, some 70 percent of Qatar is now covered by 5G, and with more and more devices being 5G-enabled, according to Ooredoo. “It won’t be long before everyone can experience the incredible power of 5G. We’ve even included 5G as part of the recent revamp of our postpaid plans,” it added.
Among Ooredoo Oman 5G plans are to construct and install around 2,000 5G stations over the next five years, with the potential to benefit everything from entertainment and education to scientific research and healthcare.
We are the pioneers of the commercial 5G network since 2018, the telco highlighted, and we’re working hard to give you access to our lightning speed network anywhere in the world.
As part of the telco ambitious roadmap to continue to build on its promise to take its customers’ internet experience to a new level, Ooredoo Oman 5G home Internet is considered to be a great value for home access, mobile, and business plans, which are currently available now.
Users can benefit from improved network coverage, stability with almost zero delay, as well as incredible download speeds.