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Ooredoo showcases 5G, Smart City solutions at MWC

Qatar’s incumbent telecom service provider Ooredoo is showcasing next-generation solutions and services on its pavilion at the 2017 Mobile World Congress in Barcelona  demonstrating progress the company has made in recent years.5g

The company is pushing to become a data experience leader across its footprint in the Middle EastNorth Africa and Southeast Asia, and each of its operations has made major progress in modernising their networks and enhancing the range of content and apps available for customers. Ooredoo now provides 4G services to eight out of ten of its markets and advanced fixed line services in six operations.

Sheikh Saud Bin Nasser Al Thani, Group CEO, Ooredoo Group, said: “The Mobile World Congress is one of the biggest events in the industry calendar and a chance for us to showcase our solutions as well as collaborate with a host of companies from around the world. Ooredoo is a data experience leader, and this event enables us to show the incredible progress we have made and the benefits we are delivering for our customers.”

One of the prime areas of focus is Ooredoo’s research into 5G technology, which will provide the enhanced speeds and improved latency necessary to deliver next generation mobile technologies.

As part of its participation in Mobile World Congress, Ooredoo is taking visitors on a journey from the days of voice and text through to the super-connected era of 4.5G and 5G now made possible by Ooredoo’s advanced Supernet technologies. Using a special video demonstration of 5G-enabled robotics, Ooredoo is demonstrating the faster and smoother performance of Ooredoo 5G and the potential for Internet of Things applications, with the reduced latency and high-speed network enabling real-time communication between machines.

Joining next-generation and lifesaving technology together, Ooredoo has also premiered its ‘Ooredoo Rescue’ concept. Using drone technology Ooredoo aims to enable Coast Guards to respond faster and more accurately to emergencies by providing a live video feed of the situation remotely and deploying an emergency raft via the drone. The Ooredoo Rescue solution includes a host of stations on a series of made-to-order buoys that are anchored around the coast. Each buoy is equipped with cameras, powered by solar technologies that can monitor the seas in real time.

Ooredoo is also presenting a broad range of mobile health solutions, including “You Click, We Care”, which brings advance medical monitoring and interaction straight to the home. Patients with chronic diseases can receive full medical attention from professionals with just one click on a mobile device, while advanced monitoring and alerting algorithms enable doctors to intervene as required before an emergency situation.


Smart City and Internet of Things (IoT) technology are also on display, with Indosat Ooredoo showing the benefits of all things ‘digital’ with their comprehensive solutions portfolio from Indonesia, showcasing everything from smart lighting and waste management, to education and future library options.

Ooredoo’s Smart City vision aims to create urban areas that enrich peoples’ everyday lives and enable them to fulfil their aspirations through efficient and sustainable services. From intelligent traffic to connected homes, from smart metering to natural disaster response, Ooredoo’s Smart City platform is the centre of operations for all smart solutions and City Management Systems.

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