Ooredoo Expands 4G Coverage
Qatar’s Ooredoo has announced that its 4G LTE mobile network – launched in April – now covers ‘all’ of capital Doha and Al Wakrah, while it has added coverage in three more cities over the past few months, namely Dukhan, Shahaniya and Sumaysimah. Since launching the LTE network, Ooredoo has increased the number of base station sites by 150%, more than doubling network coverage. Customers can also use 4G at the Sealine Beach Resort and at the Losail International Circuit during major racing events.
To access Ooredoo’s 4G network, subscribers can now choose any of the operator’s ‘Shahry’ mobile broadband plans, either 1GB, 3GB, 6GB or unlimited data, plus the ‘4G Key’ option. Network access is via any 4G USB modem or ‘My-Fi’ portable hotspot that supports the 800MHz or 2600MHz band. In addition, Ooredoo has reduced the purchase price of its My-Fi device (connecting up to ten Wi-Fi-enabled devices) – to QAR629 (USD170) from the previous QAR999.