The cloud-based architecture for core network is suitable for extreme mobile broadband and massive/critical machine communication services, Ooredoo said.

Ooredoo Qatar has emerged as a leader in the global 5G ecosystem and has already tested a number of exciting 5G use cases, including 5G aerial taxis and drones.

The company said it is waiting for the availability of 5G devices to roll out commercial 5G services in the near future.

Our 5G network will open the flood-gates for machine learning, automation and micro-services use-cases for consumer and business customers in the country,

...said Yousuf Abdulla Al Kubaisi, Chief Operating Officer, Ooredoo Qatar.

The use of 5G is seen by many ports as a solution for better port traffic management and improved operations.

In late 2018, the German Port of Hamburg, a logistics hub and a touristic attraction, and Nokia tested a 5G network at the port.

The Port Authority wants to use mobile communications to manage traffic lights within the port area, as well as collecting and processing environmental measurement data in real-time.

It was proven that virtual reality applications can be applied to monitor critical infrastructure such as watergates and construction areas, thus enhancing safety in the port.

More recently, in February 2019, Qingdao Port, in eastern China's Shandong Province, completed remote container handling operations through a 5G network, marking it the first 5G port in the world.