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Cus­tomers could ini­tially ac­cess this first-of-its-kind net­work at the Cor­niche, West Bay, Katara, Souq Waqif, Al Rayyan, Sha­haniya and Sealine; the en­tire Qatar was to be cov­ered by end of De­cem­ber.

Oore­doo Chief Op­er­at­ing Of­fi­cer Waleed Al Sayed, who launched the ser­vice, said that speed of the in­ter­net will in­crease two times and this ser­vice would be more use­ful for busi­nesses in the coun­try. “Big­ger and large-sized doc­u­ments can be down­loaded in shorter time,” he said. How­ever, only cus­tomers who have hand-held de­vices such as Sam­sung Al­pha, Huawei As­cend Mate 7 and Huawei E5786 Mi-fi, which have the lat­est CAT6 tech­nol­ogy, can ac­cess the net­work at present.

Mean­while, the op­er­a­tor, along with Nokia Net­works and China Mo­bile, demon­strated a con­nec­tion with 4.1 Gbps speed with TDD-FDD car­rier ag­gre­ga­tion that com­bined 10 car­ri­ers at the re­cently con­cluded ITU Tele­com World con­fer­ence. With this kind of ca­pa­bil­ity, users can, for ex­am­ple, down­load a full-length 5 GB HD movie in just 11 sec­onds and si­mul­ta­ne­ously upload a 30 MB video in less than a sec­ond. At the same event, Oore­doo also an­nounced plans to launch Mo­bile Academy, its sub­scrip­tion-based mo­bile learn­ing ser­vice that of­fers more than 50 cour­ses on di­verse sub­jects like lan­guage learn­ing and busi­ness skills.

The pizza chain has part­nered with eye-track­ing firm To­bii Tech­nol­ogy to de­velop a menu that is com­pletely con­trolled by your retina. Once the sen­sor can recog­nise your eye move­ments, you'll be shown a grid of 20 po­ten­tial toppings on the screen and the menu will know, in ex­actly 2.5 sec­onds, which of the in­gre­di­ents you lin­gered over the long­est.

“The menu then uses a pow­er­ful math­e­mat­i­cal al­go­rithm to iden­tify, from 4896 pos­si­ble in­gre­di­ent com­bi­na­tions, the cus­tomer's per­fect pizza,” the com­pany said in a state­ment, adding that 98% of the cus­tomers this was tested on were sat­is­fied with the rec­om­men­da­tions made. The new dig­i­tal menu is be­ing rolled out to ev­ery re­fur­bished Pizza Hut restau­rant in the UK.

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