Doha, 23 November 2019: A world-class connectivity experience awaits football enthusiasts in Doha, with Vodafone Qatar confirmed as the Official Telecommunications Sponsor of the 24th Arabian Gulf Cup. As part of the sponsorship, the company will provide state-of-the-art telecommunications infrastructure including its GigaNet network at the tournament stadiums – Khalifa International Stadium and Abdulla Bin Khalifa Stadium.
Organised by the Arab Gulf Cup Football Federation (AGCFF) and the Qatar Football Association (QFA), the tournament will be held from 26 November to 8 December 2019, with eight nations participating – Iraq, Kuwait, Oman, Yemen, Saudi Arabia, the United Arab Emirates, Bahrain and the host country Qatar. Thousands of football fans from Qatar, the region and the world are expected to attend the hotly anticipated event and show their support for their national teams.
As the 24th Arabian Gulf Cup preparations accelerate, so will fans’ expectation for super-fast connectivity. The ability to share videos, pictures and messages with people online will be an important aspect of the fan experience and with thousands of people expected to attend the tournament, the level of connectivity and sharing will be exceptional. Innovative technologies enabling fans to stay connected during the tournament will form a large part of delivering an unforgettable experience for those inside the tournament venues
Vodafone Qatar Chief Executive Officer, Sheikh Hamad Abdulla Al-Thani, said: “We are truly proud to be the nation’s trusted telecommunications partner for this year’s highly anticipated Arabian Gulf Cup. We look forward to delivering world-class connectivity and giving football fans an unforgettable experience that helps bring teams and supporters even closer together. Our mission is to make it easy for people to communicate, and sport is an ideal way for us to showcase our expertise. The transformative potential of Vodafone’s communications technology is becoming increasingly visible in sporting events hosted by Qatar in the lead up to the world’s biggest sporting event in 2022. “
Commenting on the sponsorship Nasser Al Khater, CEO of the Local Organising Committee, said: “We are delighted to welcome Vodafone Qatar as our official Telecommunications Sponsor for an event that is close to the heart of the region’s many football fans. We are confident that Vodafone’s network and infrastructure will greatly enhance communications around the Gulf Cup tournament and contribute to delivering a fabulous spectacle.”
Since becoming a 100% Qatari company, Vodafone Qatar has begun to implement a full strategy to pioneer the telecommunications technology that will accelerate digital era connectivity for Qatar and the region, including leading the rapid roll out of 5G technology.
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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 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.
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