Monday, 25 March 2019

Vodafone Qatar: Creating a true gigabit nation

By Chris Kelly, Total Telecom
Monday 29 October 18

In the run up to Total Telecom Congress 2018, we spoke with Vodafone Qatar's CTO, Ramy Boctor, to discuss the challenges and opportunities around rolling out 5G services in the Gulf State

Tell us a little about your plans to launch 5G in Qatar?  Vodafone Qatar is building on the country’s significant progress towards becoming a leading knowledge-based economy, backed by cutting-edge digital infrastructure. Launching 5G in Qatar was a milestone that was preceded by several investments that we were committed to making in the country. One of these was upgrading our network and that included increasing the 4G bandwidth on more than 80% of our network and expanding our 4G coverage to 98% of our outdoor mobile sites, out of which 90% are on 4G+. In August, we switched on our first live 5G network, and roll out is well underway across key locations in the country. Soon after, we connected our first trial enterprise customer …

Tell us a little about your plans to launch 5G in Qatar?  Vodafone Qatar is building on the country’s significant progress towards becoming a leading knowledge-based economy, backed by cutting-edge digital infrastructure. Launching 5G in Qatar was a milestone that was preceded by several investments that we were committed to making in the country. One of these was upgrading our network and that included increasing the 4G bandwidth on more than 80% of our network and expanding our 4G coverage to 98% of our outdoor mobile sites, out of which 90% are on 4G+. In August, we switched on our first live 5G network, and roll out is well underway across key locations in the country. Soon after, we connected our first trial enterprise customer …

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