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Corporate | December 27, 2022

Ooredoo Congratulates Qatar as Country is Named World Leader in Mobile Internet Speeds

Doha, Qatar

Ooredoo – Qatar’s leading telecommunications operator – congratulates Qatar on its recent ranking as the country with the fastest mobile internet speeds in the world, with a median download speed of 176.18Mpbs and median upload speed of 25.13Mbps achieved in November 2022.

The November 2022 Speedtest Global Index Rankings report issued by industry benchmarker Ookla ranked Qatar #1 globally, showing an upwards move for the country by two positions in global rank since the previous report.

Two of Qatar’s biggest cities – its capital Doha and Ar-Rayyan, to the west – are also named as the two top cities with the fastest mobile internet speeds in the world.

The results are based on the median download speed across the country, compared to similar results globally.

Sheikh Mohammed Bin Abdulla Al Thani –CEO of Ooredoo Qatar said: “As a pioneer of 5G, we congratulate Qatar on this incredibly prestigious accolade. We are staunch supporters of Qatar National Vision 2030, a key goal of which is complete digitalisation. Being named as the country with the fastest mobile internet speeds in the world shows our country is making phenomenal progress and is well on the way to achievement of this goal.”

The impressive speed test results were driven mainly by the recent award of additional 5G spectrum by the government and the modernisation of mobile networks in Qatar in preparation for FIFA World Cup Qatar 2022™.

Sheikh Mohammed concluded: “The recent news of Qatar being named the country with the fastest mobile internet speeds in the world in this latest Ookla report is perfect timing, as we have also just hosted the biggest sporting event in the world, where we both set and broke a number of telecommunications records throughout the event. It’s safe to say that Qatar has well and truly shown the world just what it can do, and we’re delighted and proud to play a part in our country’s success.”