Vodafone Qatar evolves 4.5G network to 700Mbps ahead of 5G launch

Doha, 5 May 2018: Vodafone Qatar announced that it is the first telecom operator in the country to deploy the latest data technology evolution and features on its world class network.

Vodafone Qatar customers are now experiencing enhanced data speeds that can reach up to 700 Mbps which allows for seamless online streaming and superfast downloads of movies and games.

This is thanks to a number of capability upgrades made to Vodafone Qatar’s network, rating its performance among the top 5 Vodafone networks globally. This includes increasing the 4G bandwidth on more than 80% of its network and expanding its 4G coverage to 98% of its outdoor mobile sites, out of which 90% are on 4G+.

Moreover, Vodafone Qatar upgraded more than 150 indoor sites to 4G for a superb network experience in malls and other commercial building. On top of this, Vodafone Qatar enhanced its crystal clear voice quality with customers’ calls connecting in less than 5.6 seconds.

The evolution of Vodafone Qatar’s network technology is the first step towards launching 5G. Currently the industry is only showcasing tests and trials of 5G with Vodafone globally have led on several of these. Vodafone Qatar expects to bring 5G services to reality by the end of the year, accelerating the country towards becoming one of the most connected and technologically advanced in the world.

Sheikh Hamad Abdulla Jassim Al Thani, CEO, Vodafone Qatar, said: “Vodafone Qatar is firmly focused on bringing world-class telecommunications and digital services to Qatar and its people. Our continued investments in infrastructure have produced a world-class network and supported a long track-record of industry-defining innovation. Our aim is to provide the very best network experience possible, predicated on superfast internet speeds that connect customers to the people and things that matter to them most. And with a growing focus on 5G, we're steadily building towards an incredibly exciting future.”

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