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VODAFONE QATAR GOES LIVE WITH NATION’S FIRST 5G ROAMING SERVICE

Doha, 17 November 2019: Continuing to pioneer in 5G deployment and commercial availability, Vodafone Qatar is now leading the way as the first telecommunications operator in the country to launch 5G roaming services - starting with the United Kingdom.

With the successful launch of 5G roaming, Vodafone Qatar is also the first operator in the region to launch a 5G service with the UK and is amongst an elite handful of operators globally that offer 5G roaming.

Sheikh Hamad Abdullah Al Thani, Vodafone Qatar Chief Executive Officer, said: “With 5G roaming now live in the UK, Vodafone Qatar’s customers can be assured of even more enhanced connectivity as they travel. With 5G momentum building all over the world, Vodafone is committed to covering the globe and meeting the needs of our customers for such continuous connectivity at 5G speeds while proudly enabling Qatar to be one of the most digitally connected countries in the world.”

Vodafone Qatar 5G roaming in the UK can be enjoyed on Vodafone Passport Pack - the country’s widest reaching roaming pack - and all three Unlimited 5G Plans, assuring its customers of the best roaming experience. Vodafone Qatar customers with active roaming data services on a 5G handset will be able to enjoy 5G roaming with Vodafone UK without any extra cost. The 5G roaming service will be available based on 5G Vodafone UK coverage.

Since launching its 5G network just over a year ago, Vodafone Qatar has been leading the deployment of 5G in the country and continues to invest heavily in rapidly rolling out 5G across Qatar to support the nation’s ambitious plans to build an integrated digital society.

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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.

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

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