Nokia bags network expansion deal with Ooredoo Qatar

Nokia said that it has won a three-year deal with Ooredoo Qatar to upgrade and expand Ooredoo’s existing mobile broadband network across the country to meet ever-growing subscriber demands. Under the new agreement, Nokia will deploy its leading 2G, 3G, 4G LTE, LTE-A radio and core network technologies and services expertise. The core network elements including Evolved Packet Core (EPC) with Home Subscriber Server (HSS).This will allow Ooredoo Qatar to expand the Supernet service across the country and deliver the highest speeds and quality to a growing customer base.


Ooredoo Qatar is already using Nokia’s LTE-Advanced (LTE-A) carrier aggregation technology to offer subscribers with compatible mobile devices up to 375 megabits-per-second speeds in busy areas of Doha, Qatar’s capital and most populous city. In a recent demonstration, the companies achieved peak data rates close to 600 Mbps.

“We continue to enhance the Ooredoo Supernet to deliver the best possible Internet experience, working with a range of international technology leaders such as Nokia. By deploying these cutting-edge technologies from Nokia, we will continue to actively boost network performance from 2G through to LTE-A, and deliver a host of social, financial and business benefits for Qatar,” Waleed Al-Sayed, Chief Executive Officer, Ooredoo Qatar, said in a statement.

The deal also includes Nokia NetAct operations support system across all radio technologies and core for full visibility and easy network management. Besides, the gear maker will also provide network planning, optimization and implementation services together with Care, hardware and software services.

“This is another important development in our relationship with Ooredoo Qatar, and we continue the successful deployment of LTE technology across the country. Our mobile broadband technology allows service providers to keep pace with fast-growing customer data demands now and into the future,” Bernard Najm, vice president and head of the Middle East Market Unit, Nokia, said.

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Sayed Ejaz
May 4, 2016 9:54 pm 9:54 PM
-Qatar – My second home country. one of the most peaceful country in the world. ( by experience,also by with various studies found by experts ) -Worlds richest country. -2022 Fifa World Cup Hosting Country. -Medical is free .. Medicines are in subsidy price. -Electricity is cheap maybe 10 times cheaper than UAE . -Petrol is cheap -No tax, nothing -High and fast development -Worlds biggest metro coming soon in 2018 ( mindblowing near almost near to to 160 KM which will further expand to 200+ KM ) – World class metro stations coming soon. – High quality food products… Read more »
May 5, 2016 12:32 pm 12:32 PM
Okay! Great! But in case you didn’t notice, this is a place for telecom related stuff & allied fields. But anyway, here’s the truth you didn’t write. Few months ago, I got to know of this pathetic incident which happened to a friend of mine. He is from Mumbai, works in an MNC & he was sent to Doha for a project. After few months he returned to India & took his beautiful newly wed wife there. One day they were shopping when they met a local prince. He was very friendly & soon struck a conversation with the couple.… Read more »
May 5, 2016 3:40 pm 3:40 PM

For foreigners Dubai is the best.

May 5, 2016 3:17 pm 3:17 PM

What say Mr.Sayed Ejaz on this?

May 5, 2016 12:00 am 12:00 AM

Material progress is nothing without moral progress. Qatar might be rich in money but poor in human rights. Migrant labourers are treated like animals, forced to work in fifty degree+ heat until they drop dead. 1200 plus died during FIFA WC stadium construction, real numbers are much higher. No real action taken by Qatar govt. until international pressure was built up. All that glitters is not always gold. It’s a heaven for the rich though.

May 5, 2016 1:12 am 1:12 AM

Forget about Qatar,Do u know how we Indian treat our labours & farmer?
Isn’t worst then Qatar?
what u say?

May 5, 2016 1:05 pm 1:05 PM
99% of the problems in India are due to dirty politics, fix that and most other issues will be addressed. However there are more than enough real incidents of persecution and cruelty toward migrant labourers from India and neighbouring countries which show that despite being rich in money, most middle Eastern countries are devoid of human rights because it’s their natural tendency to oppress. What else can one expect in countries run by Sheikhs? Grass is always greener on the other side. Despite all its problems, India is still the best place on the planet. There can only be one… Read more »
Sayed Ejaz
May 5, 2016 2:35 am 2:35 AM

Maharashtra alone saw 3,228 farmer suicides in 2015.

Madhan Kumar
May 5, 2016 2:16 am 2:16 AM


Sayed Ejaz
May 5, 2016 1:11 am 1:11 AM

Okey,Believe in western media .
there is nothing like those western media people reports.
11am to 3pm is rest time for workers and Big punishment waiting for company if anyone being against it and make labours work at that time.

Tremerin D'Souza
May 5, 2016 2:55 am 2:55 AM

Agree with you,but see the inhumane way they treat poor south asians some are not paid for 5-6 months ,have to cry for justice as most cant speak Arabic and law manipulates in way that only locals and rich benefit.

May 4, 2016 10:56 pm 10:56 PM

OIL, OIL, OIL!!! Thats all you just bragged about!!

May 4, 2016 10:35 pm 10:35 PM

sound excellent,
wana experience unlimited stuff.
How’s its living cost?