Telecoms Giants break tech download/upload record in Qatar…

At ITU Telecom World 2014, Nokia Networks, Ooredoo Qatar and China Mobile achieved a record-breaking speed of 4.1 Gbps over TDD-FDD LTE, in an experiment to demonstrate future user demand. At this speed, even the most demanding mobile users who would be able to download a full-length 5 GB high-definition (HD) movie in just 11 seconds and simultaneously upload a 5-minute 30 MB video clip from a concert in less than a second.

Speaking from ITU Telecom World 2014, which takes place in Doha, Qatar this week, Waleed Al Sayed, Chief Operating Officer, Ooredoo Qatar, said: “We are building the biggest, fastest network in Qatar, so that customers across the country can access next-generation wireless data services. We are very proud that the first-ever ITU Telecom World to be held in Qatar should showcase this record-breaking success with the support of Ooredoo. By deploying our advanced LTE network in Qatar, we are truly laying the foundation for the future.”

Madam Huang Yuhong, Deputy General Manager of China Mobile Research Institute and Secretary General of Global TD-LTE Initiative (GTI) said: “This groundbreaking throughput is a milestone that boosts our efforts as we drive the commercialization and globalization of TD-LTE and TDD-FDD converged technology across the globe. In collaboration with Nokia Networks, our long-standing and trusted partner, we continue to exploit the immense capacity potential of TD-LTE.”

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Zhang Qi, vice president of TD-LTE at Nokia Networks, said: “We just broke our own speed record which shows our capability to help operators address the ever-increasing demand for faster data download and upload speeds.