Ooredoo taps Nokia for 5G fixed wireless access in MENA

Ooredoo taps Nokia for 5G fixed wireless access in MENA

Nokia has been selected by Qatar’s Ooredoo Group to supply 5G CPEs and whole-home mesh WiFi solutions to residential and enterprise customers across the Middle East and North Africa (MENA).

The Finnish company said in a press release that its Fixed Wireless Access (FWA) and WiFi solutions will enable Ooredoo to create additional revenue streams through new and exciting offers, such as smart home services and the Internet of Things (IoT).

Nokia’s easy to install FastMile 5G CPEs will connect effortlessly to Ooredoo operating companies’ 5G network to provide seamless, ultra-high-speed broadband connectivity to premises, the release said. It opens a host of opportunities for Ooredoo to deliver services that demand more bandwidth and high-speed data services, such as gaming and HD video streaming.

Nokia WiFi Beacons deliver uninterrupted Wi-Fi speeds, ensure coverage in every corner of the premise, and automatically optimize the mesh Wi-Fi network to ensure the best experience.

Christian Friedrich Linhart, Ooredoo Group Chief Procurement Officer, said: “Ooredoo launched the world’s first commercial 5G network in 2018 and this partnership with Nokia is allowing us to keep ahead. Nokia’s FastMile 5G devices will allow us to extend the reach of our 5G wireless network into the home environment to enable Smart Home and IoT connectivity for customers. We believe this solution will greatly enhance our customers’ internet experience across our global footprint.”

Ricky Corker, Chief Customer Experience Officer at Nokia, said: “Operators like Ooredoo affiliates want to create extraordinary experiences for their customers and our 5G Fixed Wireless Access solution helps them achieve this. With our FastMile solution, Ooredoo will be able to unlock the vast potential of its wireless mobile infrastructure and bring the benefits of 5G into the home to deliver new ultra-broadband services that enhance the user experience.”

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