OOREDOO LAUNCHES 4G+ NETWORK
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.