Ooredoo, Huawei to collaborate on next-gen technology innovations lab in Qatar

Ooredoo and Huawei have announced their intention to collaborate on a next-generation technology innovations lab in Qatar.
Ooredoo and Huawei have decided to team up to open a next-generation innovations lab in Qatar.

A Memorandum of Understanding agreement was signed by Waleed Al Sayed, CEO of Ooredoo Qatar, and Eric Xu, rotating CEO of Huawei.

This agreement is the latest in a series of initiatives by Ooredoo to bring cutting-edge technology to Qatar, as well as to boost research and innovation efforts within the country.

"This is an important step forward for Ooredoo, for Qatar and for our future young technology leaders, creating a research hub within our country that will explore the cutting-edge of network technology," Al Sayed said. "We thank Huawei for their partnership on this project and look forward to working with them to share knowledge and break new ground in network research."

Based at Ooredoo's Qatar Data Center 5, the new facility will develop and test next-gen IT and communication solutions such as mobile broadband, 5G, 4K video enhancements and the Internet of Things.

"Advances in network technology are delivering faster speeds and a better online experience, but more than that they are helping to transform our digital lifestyles and supporting the growth of the Internet of Things," Xu said. "We are proud that Huawei is making a significant contribution in Qatar through our joint work with Ooredoo."