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VODAFONE LAUNCHES ITS 5G NETWORK IN MALL OF QATAR

Doha, 23 August 2020: Vodafone Qatar's 5G network has launched in Mall of Qatar, making it the first mall in Qatar and amongst the few in the world to benefit from this advanced technology. The launch marks the latest milestone in Vodafone 'Qatar's rapidly expanding 5G roll-out and in its efforts to support the Nation as it becomes one of the most digitally connected in the world.

Mall of Qatar encompasses more than 500 world-class retail of innovative shopping, top-notch recreation, and leisure options. Vodafone 5G will accelerate the Mall of Qatar's digital transformation, opening exciting possibilities for shoppers and retailers.

5G's incredibly fast speed, ultra-low latency, and huge capacity are very well suited for malls that gather large crowds of users. The retail industry is set to be one of the big beneficiaries of 5G by offering them faster connections and more capacity to customers and caters to opportunities to create enhanced customer experiences.  These include the ability to utilize Augmented Reality (A.R.) and Virtual Reality (V.R.), facial and video recognition, and tailored in-store signage and entertainment experiences. 5G will also enable greater control over stock levels and supply chain, improved customer insights thanks to video analytics of customer behavior, and in-store robotics to better handle item movements and placements in the retail environment.

Vodafone Qatar is playing a leading role in the deployment and commercial availability of 5G- its extensive 5G network covers key locations across the country. It has launched the first 'Unlimited 5G ' Plans'. Vodafone Qatar also offers several 5G devices that are on display and can be purchased from its flagship store in the Mall of Qatar.

Mall of Qatar, the Nation's mall, is one of the main pillars in the retail and tourism sector in Qatar. The Mall promises a world-class shopping experience, outstanding dining, unique entertainment, and strives to be the ultimate destination for visitors, shoppers, and families to enjoy the best of everything in one place.

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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 1.65 million mobile customers as of 30 June 2020. Its state-of-the-art network infrastructure is expanding to cover key locations in the country with fibre connectivity and 5G, 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
 
 
About Mall of Qatar
Since its launch in 2016, Mall of Qatar has continuously enhanced the shopping experience in Qatar to outstanding levels cementing the Mall’s position as the Nation’s Mall and the preferred destination in Qatar and the region, with sophistication and elegance, it encompasses more than 500 world-class retail, lifestyle, dining, entertainment and leisure experiences in one truly great destination.
Mall of Qatar supports the strategic goals of the 2030 Qatar National Vision that aims to create a diversified economy by providing a luxurious tourist destination suited for the visitors of Qatar and the region at large.  
Setting new benchmarks and standards, Mall of Qatar captures the imagination of the entire nation with its superior entertainment shows on a 360-degree, custom-made revolving stage. The Mall is complemented by an international edutainment concept, a 19-screen Megaplex inclusive of IMAX’s revolutionary laser projection on the region’s largest screen, and the 5-star AlRayyan Hotel Doha operated by Curio, a collection by Hilton.  For more information, please visit: www.mallofqatar.com.qa

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