Nokia Networks combines 800MHz and 2.6GHz spectrum bands by upgrading the currently installed equipment with its carrier aggregation software.

December 2, 2014

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DOHA, Qatar -- Ooredoo Qatar has launched its nationwide LTE-Advanced (LTE-A) services so that its customers can now enjoy downlink data speeds of up to 225 Mbps. To do this, Nokia Networks upgraded the operator’s LTE network with LTE-A Carrier Aggregation. This is the first commercial LTE-A deployment with carrier aggregation in the country.

Carrier aggregation is a key feature of LTE-Advanced, enabling operators to create larger, virtual carrier bandwidths for services by combining separate spectrum bands, thus boosting network capacity and speed as well as performance. Through its LTE-Advanced Carrier Aggregation, Nokia Networks helps operators worldwide achieve the highest possible data rates, including the world’s first three commercial LTE-Advanced networks in Korea.

Solution details at a glance

  • As the sole LTE network provider of Ooredoo, Nokia Networks has built a complete radio and core network

    • Provided its Flexi Multiradio 10 Base Station, Evolved Packet Core technology and NetAct network management system

    • Combined the 800 MHz and 2.6 GHz spectrum bands by upgrading the currently installed equipment with its carrier aggregation software

    • Provided network planning services for the extension

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