NEWS & EVENTS
Ooredoo Showcases Supernet Capabilities at Emir Cup Final
As the Official Telecommunications Partner of the Emir Cup 2018 football tournament, Ooredoo utilised its recent investment in its Supernet network, to showcase its capabilities at the Emir Cup Final.
The final, which was held at the Khalifa International Stadium, was attended by 45,000 people, the majority of which were using their phones to document the historic match between Al-Duhail and Al-Rayyan.
During the final, Ooredoo’s network surpassed international standards reached during mass sporting events, including a 99.3% voice call setup success rate, 99.5% data call success rate and 93% data traffic on 4G. In the last few weeks, Ooredoo has upgraded its 4G+ network in the stadium to enhance the overall data capacity and ensure a world-class experience.
Talking about the figures, Yousuf Al Kubaisi, Ooredoo COO, commented: “Leading up to 2022, Ooredoo is committed to ensuring that the Ooredoo Supernet brings the latest and best technology to Qatar, to ensure that a seamless internet and crystal-clear calling connection can be enjoyed by our customers both living and visiting Qatar.”
During the event, Ooredoo also demonstrated the potential of Ooredoo’s 5G technology by successfully showcasing three futuristic applications which in future will solely run on the Ooredoo 5G network. The applications included an engagement platform to provide robust real-time video streaming, an augmented reality venue engagement solution and immersive VR based on high-performance Multi-access Edge Computing (MEC solutions).
The Emir Cup network results are the latest in a line of recent milestones for Ooredoo, such as the announcement that Ooredoo is the first in the world to launch a commercially available 5G network.
Ooredoo’s 5G Supernet deployment is currently underway and will begin by covering an area from The Pearl Qatar to Hamad International Airport. At the 5G launch, Ooredoo’s Chief Executive Officer Waleed Al Sayed stated that the company aim to update 100 network stations to 5G within the next three months.
Access to the Ooredoo 5G Supernet will require a 5G compatible device, which is set to be available from 2019 world-wide.