Ooredoo Group yesterday claimed the ‘first successful trial international 5G call in the Arab World’. A connection was initiated from Ooredoo’s headquarters in Doha, Qatar and received by Ooredoo Kuwait’s head office using 5G customer premises equipment (CPE) connected at speeds of up to 1Gbps. Detailed 5G network testing is underway across both the Qatar and Kuwait 5G New Radio (NR) networks, while in Qatar the operator received a commercial allocation of 3.5GHz spectrum for 5G usage on 1 January. Ooredoo continues to deploy 5G NR base stations around Qatar and Kuwait to ensure commercial readiness as soon as 5G mobile devices become available later this year.
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