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Ooredoo Kuwait tests superfast 5.5G mmWave technology

This upgrade marks a new stage in facilitating digital transformation in the country, positioning Ooredoo Kuwait at the forefront of advanced telecom companies.

Ooredoo Kuwait has announced the successful completion of 5G mmWave technology testing in collaboration with the Communication & Information Technology Regulatory Authority (CITRA). This significant achievement underscores the joint commitment of Ooredoo and CITRA to spearhead technological advancements in the telecommunications sector, aiming to deliver seamless internet and data transfer experiences.

The initial trials, focused on Fixed Wireless Access (FWA) and diverse use cases, showcased the transformative potential of this cutting-edge technology, achieving better speeds through Millimeter Wave technology. These trials seamlessly complement the robust infrastructure of the advanced 5.5G network, facilitating record-speed data transfer in a live working environment.

This technological development opens communication horizons beyond spatial and temporal boundaries, ensuring a seamless user experience for both residential and business customers.

Ooredoo’s new technology boasts remarkably low latency levels, ensuring a smooth and responsive performance for applications like online gaming, video conferencing, and virtual reality. With high capacity allowing simultaneous connections across multiple devices, the technology sets the stage for upcoming use cases in Ultra Low Latency Connectivity (uRLLC) and Massive Machine-Type Communication (mMTC).

Ooredoo envisions revolutionising home and business connectivity with Fixed Wireless Access powered by 5G mmWave technology, offering an efficient alternative to traditional wired connections. This wireless broadband solution delivers high-speed and SuperFast internet to underserved areas, empowering users with reliable connectivity options.

The commitment to innovation is further exemplified through diverse use cases explored during 5G mmWave testing, spanning smart cities, IoT applications, and industrial automation.

Looking ahead, Ooredoo plans to conduct tests in two key areas. Firstly, in Port Automation, where this technology will facilitate real-time communication among autonomous vehicles, drones, and control systems, promising heightened efficiency and security in maritime operations.

Furthermore, Ooredoo actively explores the potential of 5G mmWave technology to revolutionise stadium connectivity. This includes delivering immersive fan experiences through augmented reality and providing ultra-high-definition live broadcasting. The utilisation of 5G mmWave ensures spectators remain seamlessly connected and engaged, setting a new standard for connectivity experiences in stadium environments.

These accomplishments and future aspirations underscore Ooredoo’s steadfast commitment to pushing the boundaries of technology. The company remains dedicated to delivering innovative solutions that empower customers and drive digital transformation in Kuwait.

The success of these trials is a crucial component of Ooredoo’s “Upgrade Your World” strategy. This strategy is designed to provide access to new services and enhance customer experiences to new levels, aligning with the Kuwaiti Vision 2035 and supporting digital transformation in the region.