Doha, Qatar, 30 May 2024: As part of Vodafone Qatar’s phase two trial on 5.5G technologies, the company successfully verified 6GHz spectrum using state of the art 128T/R Massive MIMO achieving user speeds of 10+Gbps using 4 carriers of 100MHz each, showcasing the 5.5G capabilities on the 6GHz upper mid-band spectrum.

The range 6GHz is vital to the future of global connectivity due to its ability to offer high-capacity, city-wide 5G and 5.5G coverage. This achievement marks a milestone in Vodafone Qatar's technological advancements, demonstrating outstanding performance outcomes and establishing remarkable benchmarks in 5.5G connectivity.

Building on the success of the first phase of the 5.5G trial, the achievements from the second phase promises to deliver extraordinary speed, reliability, and responsiveness, opening doors to a wide array of transformative applications and services. Through these trials, Vodafone Qatar’s sites can potentially have a system capacity of up to 30 Gbps.

Ramy Boctor, Chief Technology Officer at Vodafone Qatar commented, “At Vodafone we are dedicated to pushing the limits of technological innovation, empowering both individuals and businesses to flourish in an ever-expanding digital landscape, where connectivity knows no bounds. Vodafone Qatar is a pioneering force in the region’s telecommunications industry, committed to revolutionizing connectivity through innovative solutions and unwavering excellence.”

Through this advanced trial, Vodafone Qatar has demonstrated the potential of the U6GHz spectrum to revolutionize industries and empower societies, introducing the next evolution in wireless connectivity.

The company also achieved 1Gbps+ uplink user speeds during the trial which is essential in supporting use cases of live 8k streaming.

With exceptional data speeds exceeding multiple gigabits per second (Gbps), ultra-low latency, and enhanced reliability, 5.5G sets a new standard in telecommunications technology.


About Vodafone Qatar P.Q.S.C

Vodafone Qatar P.Q.S.C. (“Vodafone Qatar”) provides a comprehensive range of services including voice, messaging, data, fixed communications, IoT and ICT managed services in the State of Qatar, for both consumers and businesses alike. The Company commenced commercial operations in 2009 and has 2.1 million mobile customers as of 31 March 2024. Its state-of-the-art network infrastructure is expanding to cover key locations in the country with fibre connectivity and 5G, along with an extensive digital ecosystem, which will contribute to Qatar’s continued growth and prosperity. Vodafone Qatar’s vision is deeply rooted in its mission to connect today’s ideas with the technologies of tomorrow by pioneering digital innovation and becoming people’s first choice in telecom and digital services. Please visit www.vodafone.qa for more details.

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