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Doha, 24 November 2020: Vodafone Qatar showcased their expertise and investment in building the foundation for smart cities at the ‘Doha Smart Cities Summit’ on Wednesday, 24 November. During the virtual event, Sheikh Hamad Abdulla Al Thani, CEO, Vodafone Qatar, gave a keynote speech, and Mahday Saad Al-Hebabi, Business Services Director, Vodafone Qatar, participated in a panel discussion.

The summit, organised by Msheireb Properties and powered by Vodafone Qatar, explored the future of smart cities, particularly in the post-pandemic world. It convened experts and professionals from different fields to present and discuss ground-breaking technologies that will impact the real estate industry and disrupt the current concept of city living through a series of talks and panel discussions.

Sheikh Hamad Abdulla Al Thani, CEO, Vodafone Qatar, said, “Smart cities have traditionally been a focal point in the race for economic development and prosperity. We are now quickly seeing the critical role advanced digital technologies play in resilience. From an economic perspective, not only do these technologies drive innovation and competitiveness, they are critical in the efforts to ensure cities can remain alive and functional.”

Sheikh Hamad added: “Our investments in digital technologies, such as 5G, NB-IoT, Internet of Things, Big Data platforms, and Artificial Intelligence that enable the connectivity, efficiency, and sustainability of smart cities demonstrate our commitment to accelerating Qatar’s journey towards becoming one of the most technologically advanced, and resilient, countries in the world. We will continue to work with Msheireb and all entities in Qatar to achieve the goals aligned with the national vision for the sustainable development of the State of Qatar.”

In a panel discussion called, ‘Innovation and Sustainability’, experts in digital technology, smart city and sustainability joined Vodafone Qatar Business Services Director Mahday Saad Al-Hebabi in exploring the potential of digital innovations in transforming industries and promoting sustainability.

“Digital technologies bring new opportunities into focus and have the potential to transform industrial sectors for the better,” Al-Hebabi said during his panel discussion. He shared successful examples of how Vodafone is tailoring connectivity and IoT solutions to help key sectors, such as Transportation, Agriculture, Sports, Education and others, achieve their goals.

For over a decade, Vodafone Qatar has been moving the country towards being one of the world’s smartest countries by bringing the latest digital technologies in the country, and has continued to work with pioneers and innovators to reimagine a better future.

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 mobile customers as of 30 September 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 for more details.
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Lana Khachan
Head of Communications, Vodafone Qatar


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