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VODAFONE CONNECTS BARWA LABOUR CITY WITH GIGANET FIBRE

Doha, 01 March 2020: Vodafone has connected the Barwa Labour City with its state of the art GigaNet fibre network that will give thousands of labour workers access to fixed services including high-speed internet, in addition to powering many of the commercial entities located there.

The development, designed and developed by Barwa Real Estate Group, comes as part of the efforts to improve the housing standards of workers in Qatar and meet the needs of the local market in line with the objectives of Qatar National Vision 2030 and Qatar's preparations for hosting the 2022 World Cup. The development is located on Salwa Road and covers an area of 773,457 square meters that comprises of residential houses, shops, mosques, health centre and a recreation zone.

Vodafone’s Business Unit Director, Mahday Saad Al Hebabi, said: “Vodafone Qatar has long championed the importance of including all members of society in the digital world and connecting the Barwa Labour City plays a key role in this. In 2016, we equipped Al Khor Workers Sports Complex with Wi-Fi to give labour workers access to the internet for free. And since 2017, as part of the MOTC Better Connections programme, we have provided the internet connectivity services and hardware devices in 1,500 labs across Qatar, supporting the labour worker community’s digital needs and education on a daily basis.”

Residents of the Barwa Labour City will enjoy Vodafone GigaHome- the latest in home Wi-Fi technology. Businesses will also benefit from the wide range of services available with GigaNet Fibre, including access to Vodafone GigaBusiness plans, offering unlimited data with speeds up to 1Gbps, high-speed Corporate Internet, Security services and Fixed Voice solutions.

 

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About Vodafone Qatar P.Q.S.C

Vodafone Qatar P.Q.S.C. ("Vodafone Qatar") provides a comprehensive range of services including voice, messaging, data, fixed communications, IoT and ICT managed services in the State of Qatar, for both consumers and businesses alike. The Company commenced commercial operations in 2009 and has 1.7 million customers as of 30 September 2019. Its state-of-the-art network infrastructure is expanding to cover key locations in the country with 5G and fibre connectivity, along with an extensive digital ecosystem, which will contribute to Qatar's continued growth and prosperity. Vodafone Qatar’s vision is deeply rooted in its mission to connect today’s ideas with the technologies of tomorrow by pioneering digital innovation and becoming people’s first choice in telecom and digital services. Please visit www.vodafone.qa for more details.

For press enquiries, please contact:
Lana Khachan
Head of Communications
Vodafone Qatar
E-mail: lana.khachan@vodafone.com

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