Press reports from the Gulf region have highlighted Ooredoo Qatar’s recent announcement that more than 100,000 customers have signed up for its recently launched Shahry 5G and Qatarna 5G plans.
The new plans include a diverse range of entertainment, such as major football leagues and top-tier global sporting events, movies and thousands of special offers.
Customers with 5G-enabled devices will be able to take advantage of the 5G network in areas where it is commercially available. Helpfully, given the fact that 5G devices are in the early stage of rollout and that not all of Qatar is yet connected, all customers, whether on 4G or 5G, will be able to enjoy more data in the new plans and better access to the Internet – even when they have used up their data allowance.
Since February 2020 there have been four consumer Shahry 5G voice/data/messaging packs. The premium – and more expensive – Qatarna 5G Silver package includes what is described as unlimited data at unrestricted speeds and the addition of sports content via the BeIN Connect service.
Ooredoo announced in April 2018 that the company was the first operator in the world to launch a live 5G network on the 3.5GHz spectrum band. Ooredoo Qatar opened mobile access to its 5G network for compatible smartphone users in July 2019 with 100 live 5G base stations in Doha. Some 1,200 5G sites are now being deployed across Doha and other areas.