HE Mr. Mohammed bin Ali Al Mannai, the Minister of Communications and Information Technology, has approved the amendments made by the Communications Regulatory Authority (CRA) to Annexure "G" (related to Network Rollout and Coverage Obligations), which is part of Ooredoo Qatar and Vodafone Qatar licenses for the provision of public mobile telecommunications networks and services.
CRA made these amendments to enhance its role related to enhancing the consumers' experience by improving the performance of mobile telecom networks and the quality of services provided to the consumers, and further facilitating the availability of the Fifth Generation (5G) technology across Qatar.
With the mentioned amendments, CRA will release an additional spectrum for 5G networks in 3.5 GHz and 26 GHz to the Service Providers and the quantum of the spectrum can reach up to 1000 MHz bandwidth depending on the Service Providers' demand. In this context, CRA becomes one of the first regulators in the world to assign this quantum of spectrum to a telecom Service Provider for 5G network.
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