Ooredoo Myanmar teamed with Chinese vendor ZTE to demonstrate a range of use cases on a trial 5G network using the 3.5GHz and 2.6GHz bands, moves it stated would boost the country’s digital transformation.
Peak download rates of 1.75Gb/s were achieved during demonstrations of services including a drone-based monitoring system involving streaming HD videos and images to enable remote inspection services.
Also highlighted was an immersive VR set-up, offering views from multiple camera angles without buffering.
In a statement, Ooredoo Myanmar CEO Rajeev Sethi said the demonstrations highlight the strides it is making to help transform the nation: “We are excited to provide our customers with new experiences and an exciting view into the future of Myanmar with 5G in partnership with ZTE.”
The operator, the third-largest in Myanmar with a 19 per cent share by mobile subscribers, hosted the showcase in the city of Yangon with officials from the Ministry of Transport and Communications.
Mytel, the fourth-largest mobile operator in Myanmar, was the first in the nation to conduct 5G trials, hitting peak download speeds of 1.6Gb/s using the 3.5GHz band.
It is taking a steady approach to its commercial launch, planning to only make the move once it deploys sufficient infrastructure.Subscribe to our daily newsletter Back