Qatar - Vodafone achieves breakthrough in mmWave 5G trial
(MENAFN- Gulf Times)
Vodafone Qatar has announced its latest milestone in the development of its world-class GigaNet 5G network, with the completion of Qatar's first successful trial on the millimetre wave (mmWave) spectrum. The trial achieved system capabilities of 8.1 Gbps on downlink (DL) and 734 Mbps on uplink (UL), by using new and advanced 5G features and delivered over the mmWave Spectrum.
Vodafone Qatar has been trialling the use of millimetre wave (mmWave) technology to boost network capacity and speeds, with the aim of unlocking new functionality for both consumers and businesses. Users will benefit from faster upload and download speeds, and the technology will also open the door for new experiences.
Vodafone Qatar Chief Executive Officer, Sheikh Hamad Bin Abdulla al-Thani, said:“The potential of mmWave technology industries and use cases is huge, and it will pave the way for the future of 5G and connectivity. The results of this trial will enable Vodafone Qatar to continue working to roll out mmWave technology for the benefits of its consumer and business customers alike.'
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