Qatar-based multinational telecom company Ooredoo has expanded its partnership with Swedish multinational networking and telecom company Ericsson in order to deploy 4+0 carrier aggregation microwave hops.
According to the statement, “This first live deployment globally of Ericsson’s high-capacity, 4+0 MINI-LINK carrier aggregation will improve 5G user experience across the country.”
The deployment will improve Ooredoo’s network capability to seamlessly handle the expected surge in users and devices connected to it while delivering optimal performance.
Further, Ericsson’s 4+0 MINI-LINK 6365 carrier aggregation will provide a two-fold capacity improvement to the network, improving the 5G experience for Ooredoo Qatar subscribers.
As per the company,” Delivering multi-gigabit speeds, increased capacity, and exceptional mobile broadband connectivity, Ericsson’s MINI-LINK carrier aggregation will enable faster and reliable deployment of 5G with full deployment flexibility and uncompromised user throughput.” The carrier aggregation software helps minimize carbon footprint and tower load by reducing power usage and equipment footprint.
“Our latest collaboration with Ericsson on deploying 4+0 MINI-LINK carrier aggregation will enhance 5G user experience across stadiums in the country and will seamlessly bring high-capacity connectivity to users at sports events in Qatar. With the world’s most anticipated football event drawing nearer, we look forward to providing the best connectivity to our subscribers during the event to experience immersive and unforgettable tournaments.”
Mr. Kevin Murphy, Vice President and Head of Ericsson Levant Countries and Global Customer Unit Ooredoo Group at Ericsson Middle East and Africa said that, “Ericsson’s MINI-LINK carrier aggregation is key to a full 5G experience, and we are confident in its ability to meet the increased demands for high-quality connectivity during the major sports event in Qatar.”
“Deploying MINI-LINK carrier aggregation 4+0 links will enable a much faster and reliable deployment of 5G for Ooredoo Qatar while also facilitating several new and exciting use cases throughout the World Cup event season,” Mr. Murphy further added.