Ooredoo Qatar launches 5G plans for SMEs for greater stability

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Ooredoo Qatar announced on Sunday the launch of its new 5G plans for SMEs, in a bid to improve customer experience on a small scale and companies on a bigger scale, as well as providing businesses with the best possible data experience.

With a 24-month contract, businesses and SME customers can choose from 20 Mbps and 1 TB of data for OMR 29.4 per month, or 100 Mbps and 1 TB of data for OMR 36.75 per month.

While customers enjoy lower latency, greater stability, and the ability to connect many devices at the same time, the latencies also include VAT. In addition, 5G is already dramatically transforming the way businesses work, being backed up by Ooredoo’s reliable network.

Tailored to the specific needs of small businesses and offering impeccable reliability at great value, the 5G plans for SMEs are part of Ooredoo’s commitment to support Oman’s digital ecosystem and the economy, while helping SMEs thrive.

Ooredoo CEO Sheikh Mohammed bin Abdulla Al Thani said that “5G mobile network coverage has reached ‘more than 90 percent of populated areas’ in Qatar, with customers ‘enjoying up to 2.2Gbps’ 5G data speeds.”

“It is expected for the network to be able to offer 4.2Gbps maximum data rates ‘after the completion of all logistics requirements, which we hope will be soon,” he noted.

In parallel, Ooredoo Qatar launched the new 5G mobile internet device, the M5 Netgear, one of the most advanced devices in mobile broadband service currently available.

“In the coming period, our focus will be on continuing to grow, develop and expand in the field of digital transformation and covering more areas in Qatar with a 5G network. We will seek to capture new digital opportunities and generate new revenue from digital business,” the CEO highlighted.

TeleGeography’s GlobalComms Database says that Ooredoo Qatar launched consumer 5G mobile smartphone services in July 2019 – alongside rival Vodafone Qatar – with initial “free access” offers, before subsequently introducing 5G “unlimited” data, voice and messaging packages.

The country’s 5G licensing conditions require network coverage across at least 40 percent of licensees’ existing 4G base station footprint by the end of 2020 in addition to all primary roads plus all of Qatar’s FIFA 2022 World Cup venues, including stadiums and fan zones.

With an initial stated target of 1,200 5G base stations, Ooredoo is assumed to have already comfortably exceeded the basic coverage requirement, as around 500 5G sites would meet the minimum rollout requirement.