Muscat, Oman: An integral player in the 5G rollout across Oman, Ooredoo took part in a 5G workshop organized by the Telecommunications Regulatory Authority (TRA) and Huawei to demonstrate the possibilities created by the cutting-edge technology. Ahmed Abdullah Al-Abri, Chief Technology & Information Officer at Ooredoo, mentioned how Ooredoo’s 5G network will drive innovation and benefit customers across the country using Industry latest applications.
Al-Abri said, “The development of 5G connectivity in the Sultanate will increase network capacity, delivering wireless speeds of up to 10 times faster than 4G, creating a whole new world of opportunities as Oman continues to progress towards achieving its 2040 vision. Customers will benefit from improved network coverage and stability with almost zero delay, and incredibly fast download speeds. The application of 5G will also have an unprecedented impact on the way we do business and benefit the national economy.”
Chen Bing, CEO of Huawei Tech Investment, Sultanate of Oman, said: “Huawei has been leading 5G deployment in the Sultanate of Oman as part of 5G expansion strategy in the Middle East Region, being on the first wave of deployments worldwide. We are excited to be at the forefront of a new digital era in the Sultanate of Oman, supporting Oman 2040 Vision targets achievements through working with our strategic telecom operators customers and partners from the public and private sector. We are committed to build the ICT ecosystem in the Sultanate of Oman, starting with ICT local talents developments who will lead the future. Together we look forward to pioneering new technologies to empower industries and verticals in Sultanate of Oman with new services, business-driven innovation and solutions”.
Ooredoo Oman has been preparing for the launch of 5G with a series of operational trials and 5G Experience Zone demonstrations in-store, sharing just some of the limitless potential created by adopting the latest technology as part everyday life for both consumers and businesses. Some of these benefits include speed tests, high speed video streaming and ultra-low latency online gaming.
The combination of dramatically improved speed, responsiveness and reach will also see 5G pave the way for next major industrial revolution, known as Industry 4.0. Increased capacity will spark a new wave of innovation and usher in the widespread use of new technologies such as autonomous vehicles, virtual reality and the Internet of Things (IoT), changing lives by connecting household and personal devices and improving business efficiency on a commercial and major industrial level.
The adoption of 5G in Oman has positioned the Sultanate as one of the world’s most advanced countries. In total, 4,400 new stations will be constructed across Oman to facilitate the advancements including 1,000 in the first year. Ooredoo has already made significant progress with the rollout of its Massive MiMO as the nationwide 5G network map begins to take shape.
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About Ooredoo Oman
Omani Qatari Telecommunications Company SAOG (“Ooredoo”) was founded and registered in the Sultanate of Oman in December 2004. Services were launched its service in March 2005, originally operating under the name Nawras. As Oman’s data experience leaders, Ooredoo provides individuals and businesses with cutting edge digital products and services, so that customers can enjoy the internet. Ooredoo generated revenues of OMR 283.6 million as of 31 December 2018 and is listed on the Muscat Stock Market (MSM) under the “ORDS” ticker.
Ooredoo is an international communications company operating across the Middle East, North Africa and Southeast Asia. Serving consumers and businesses in 10 countries, Ooredoo delivers the leading data experience through a broad range of content and services via its advanced, data-centric mobile and fixed networks. Ooredoo generated revenues of USD 8.2 billion as of 31 December 2018. Its shares are listed on the Qatar Stock Exchange and the Abu Dhabi Securities Exchange.
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