Vodafone Qatar, Huawei reach exceptional mobile speeds with 4.5G technology
The milestone was reached for Vodafone Qatar’s 4G network when explored in a test environment through the newly achieved 4.5G technology.
The technology needed to reach such intense speeds was tried on live sires in Vodafone Qatar’s network achieving speeds of up to 780Mbps. This level of speed makes it possible for a 3GB HD movie to be downloaded in roughly 30 seconds. Vodafone is one of the top carriers to first present 4.5G technology within the GCC region.
“The introduction of a 4.5G network will enable the implementation of smart city technologies such as the Internet of Things (IoT) and cloud services in the country by providing the mobile broadband capability that underpins any smart city initiative,” Ian Gray, CEO at Vodafone Qatar, said. “Vodafone is committed to continually investing in Qatar’s ICT sector which will play a key role in realizing Qatar National Vision 2030.”
Vodafone’s new 4.5G network will surpass the high quality 4G+ services currently being offered. Customers on Vodafone Qatar’s network will soon be able to access faster mobile speeds and allow the company a wider network bandwidth limit.
“We are delighted to build on our strategic partnership with Vodafone Qatar and contribute to accelerating advanced ICT services in Qatar,” Zong Yan, CEO at Huawei Qatar, said. “A 4.5G network enables Vodafone Qatar to offer its customers true broadband speeds that haven’t been experienced in the region before, and pave the way for the introduction of more advanced mobile services in the near future.”
P3 Communications, a leader in mobile performance testing, named Vodafone Qatar’s network "Best in Test" in April of this year.