A comfortable victory for Vodafone in Latency Experience
Vodafone took a good lead over Ooredoo and won our Latency Experience award with a score of 32.6 milliseconds. Our tests revealed a gap of 12.1ms between the two operators, with Ooredoo’s connections responding slower than Vodafone’s at 44.7ms.
A dead heat in 4G Availability
It was a tie between Vodafone and Ooredoo in our 4G Availability metric, with both scoring just over 85%. As operators' scores are closing in on the 90% mark, they are now focusing on rolling out 5G commercial networks in Qatar. Both operators have reportedly made first calls on their 5G network. Vodafone recently opened a presale of 5G phones, while Ooredoo is preparing 1,200 base stations to be 5G-ready.
Vodafone bags a Very Good Video Experience rating
Vodafone won our Video Experience award with a score of 66.7 (out of 100) — 4.1 points ahead of its rival — earning it a Very Good rating. Ooredoo missed the Very Good Video Experience mark only by 2.4 points, limiting itself to a Good Video Experience rating (55-65), which means streamed video over Ooredoo's connections exhibited comparatively longer loading times and more stuttering than Vodafone's.
Vodafone is Qatar’s Emir of Speed
Vodafone swept both our Download and Upload Speed Experience awards. Ooredoo was slower than Vodafone by 1.9 Mbps and 0.8 Mbps in Download and Upload Speed respectively, according to our measurements.