Nokia and Ooredoo set to revolutionise ICT in Qatar
25 May 2016 - 0:00
By Mohammad Shoeb
DOHA: Tech giant Nokia and Ooredoo Qatar are working together to redefine the future of information and communication system by innovating cutting-edge technologies, which include solutions related to 5G development, microwave transmission, 5G radio, and Internet of Things (IoT), said a top official of the company.
The Finnish multinational communications and information technology leader showcased its latest innovations at Oryx Rotana Hotel to help local operators, enterprises and government agencies to develop new IoT revenue streams, enable smart cities with next-gen critical communications network.
The company also demonstrated to telecom operators how to meet the ever-increasing demand for network capacity, speed and coverage, and improve the customer experience with high-quality and secure networks. “The high speed of internet is helping the fast adoption of new services that we at Nokia are introducing here together with our customers,” Danny Atme (pictured), Head of West Middle East, Nokia told The Peninsula yesterday.
He added: “We are very happy to be part Ooredoo Qatar and working in close cooperation. Over the next three years together we will be innovating and bringing new solutions to keep the innovation sprit that Qooredoo has. This is something that we are proud of. Today we are demonstrating here some of the latest technologies and solutions that we earlier showcased in Mobile World Congress in Barcelona.”
He said that these network technologies will enable high-bandwidth voice, video and other data applications for mission-critical services for public safety and IoT applications.
Danny stressed that Nokia is committed to supporting operators in Qatar to enable IoT and smart cities with next-gen critical communiactions network for public safety.
“Nokia, a global leader in the technologies that connect people and things, is demonstrating its latest innovations to telecomoperators to enable the eco-system to build smart cities with IoT)and critical-communications network for public safety while ensuring a world-class mobile broad band customer experience for the subscribers in Qatar,” he said.
He also noted that the world is becoming more urbanised, with exponentially more connected devices. For every device connected to the Internet today, 10 more will join it in the near future.
Through IoT and smart city concepts, we can automate our lives by connecting mobile devices to appliances, lights, roadways and just about everything – a shift that will improve efficiency and enable economic, social and environmental sustainability in Qatar.
“Markets such as Qatar, the UAE and Saudi Arabia, where you have mobile penetration in excess of 200 percent, as each person has at least two phones or subscriptions. So the growth will be in new services, such as IoT and creating new use case that operators can offer to their customers base,” added Dannay.