The FINANCIAL — Nokia Networks has won a deal with Ooredoo Qatar to deploy its small cells in hotspots across the country. The agreement follows a trial using Nokia Networks’ LTE and 3G small cell solution in high-traffic indoor and outdoor locations in the capital Doha, including the historic Souq Waqif area.
Nokia Networks’ services experts first identified the key hotspots using advanced planning and analysis tools. Nokia Flexi Zone small cells were then discreetly installed in strategic locations such as café and restaurant rooftops to ensure additional capacity, coverage and better network availability, as well as reduce latency, according to Nokia.
Small cells complement macro networks
Nokia Networks’ small cell base stations have the same software and processing capabilities as macro base stations, but require less space and can be deployed more easily and in a highly cost-efficient manner. With Flexi Zone small cells complementing its existing 4G macro network, Ooredoo Qatar will be able to provide enhanced voice and data services to its customers even in the most crowded indoor and outdoor areas.