Ooredoo Qatar has deployed 50 active 5G base stations since it announced its first 5G cell site switch-on in May, covering some of the most populated areas in the capital Doha, reports Gulf Times. Ooredoo added that it is currently live-testing its first batch of 25 compatible home broadband devices on the new 3.5GHz network to ensure seamless performance in various use cases before making devices available to customers. The 4G/5G modems enable up-to-2Gbps data connections, whilst the current peak speed of Ooredoo’s 5G (Non-Standalone) New Radio (NR) network is 2.5Gbps. Ooredoo plans to extend coverage to 100 base stations in August, whilst it does not expect to have commercial 5G mobile handsets until mid-2019.
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