Doha, 01 September 2020: Vodafone Qatar, in partnership with Qatar Rail (QRail), has launched a public Wi-Fi service on the Doha Metro Red, Green and Gold Lines to provide passengers with internet access in all stations and on board the trains.
The fully managed Wi-Fi is one of Qatar’s very few projects to provide seamless internet access while users are on the move. The coverage spans the metro facilities, both above and below ground, including the 37 stations and all trains on each of the three lines, to give passengers uninterrupted connectivity.
HE Eng. Abdulla Al Subaie MD and CEO of Qatar Rail said: “We are pleased to have Vodafone join us as the official Wi-Fi provider for the Doha Metro rail network. The extensive internet coverage makes our passenger’s journey more convenient and comfortable by facilitating connectivity from any part of the rail network. With Vodafone’s expertise on-hand, we are confident to provide best in class service to our customers.”
Vodafone Qatar Chief Executive Officer, HE Sheikh Hamad Abdulla Al Thani, said: "The Doha Metro is one of the most important public facilities in the country, providing an affordable, fast and convenient means of transport to thousands of people daily. We are proud to be Qatar Rail's partner of choice in adding Wi-Fi access to their superior service. Vodafone Qatar is committed to making the best telecom service available to consumers, and with our world-class network, metro patrons will be able to experience our reliable internet connection during their commute."
The public Wi-Fi will feature a highly secure data privacy platform along with a sophisticated tool that will enable QRail to analyse the customer journey in terms of the frequency with which they use the Doha Metro, the duration and geographic movement to help improve the quality of their service.
Anyone within the metro premises will be eligible to register for the service, regardless of the telecom operator they use or if they are roaming in Qatar. Upon registration, they will immediately have access to 30-minutes of free internet access daily, valid for use throughout the day of activation. Users can also choose to purchase one of several premium plans for their day, week- or month-long internet consumption.
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.
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