New base stations boost Ooredoo’s Internet speed

Business Wednesday 09/March/2016 17:40 PM
By: Times News Service
New base stations boost Ooredoo’s Internet speed

Muscat: Ooredoo has completed the first wave of new 4G/LTE 800 coverage in Muscat and along the Al Batinah coast. Now, between Muttrah and Liwa, more than 100 new 4G base-stations have significantly boosted Ooredoo’s high-speed mobile data network.
The additional LTE (4G) 800 MHz spectrum, acquired at a cost of OMR9.6 million, is an enhancement to Ooredoo’s 4G network capabilities, building on their award-winning customer experience and bringing state-of-the-art service quality.
The new base stations have brought unparalleled benefits to customers by improving the 4G indoor coverage and data speeds. These speeds are important when downloading or streaming videos or receiving high definition pictures or documents.
It also provides an enhancement to Ooredoo’s extensive network modernisation programme, which has been underway for the last three years. And now, the second wave of new 4G base-stations, improving the indoor and outdoor high-speed mobile data coverage further, has already been started in all wilayats across Oman.
As customers increasingly demand faster download speeds, seamless video streaming, online gaming and more, the additional spectrum and new base stations are providing a whole new experience.
Speaking on the completion of this first phase, Greg Young, chief executive officer of Ooredoo, said “One of our aims is to provide innovative and best-in-industry technology and services to our customers. This new spectrum is significantly enhancing speed and indoor 4G coverage. Our customers will be able to use 4G in many more areas and feel the difference when it comes to streaming, downloads and staying connected. And there is more to come, as we roll out this richer experience to other areas of the country.”
“This investment and improvement also future-proofs our network with the necessary spectrum to underpin cost effective capacity increases to keep pace with accelerating 4G demand,” he added.