Qatar Launches 4G+ LTE Advanced Network

Ooreedo yesterday launched 4G+ network to enable its customers to use mobile services at nearly double the speed 4G+ LTE Qatarof existing 4G network.

The current available 4G speed is up to 150 Mbps. With 4G+, customers will be able to reach up to 225 Mbps, almost double the average 4G speed in areas of Doha.

Customers will be able to enjoy access to Ooredoo 4G+ at no added cost with a device that supports Ooredoo’s 4G+ technology and supports 800 or 2600 MHz frequencies.

The 4G+ will support the following devices Samsung Alpha, Huawei Ascend Mate 7 and Huawei E5786 Mi-fi, Customers can find a list of Ooredoo-supported 4G+ devices. 4G+ service is available in select areas – the Corniche, West Bay Lagoon, Katara, Souq Waqif, Al Rayyan, Shahaniya and Sealine. 4G customers in a 4G+ area without a 4G+ enabled device will continue to enjoy standard 4G speeds.

Qatar had rolled out 4G Network last year and you can see the comparison of 4G vs 3G performance here.

Kuwait was the first country to launch 4G+ network in the Middle East region followed by Qatar.In UAE, Etisalat has successfully tested the LTE-A technology in October and will be rolling out in the coming months.


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