Barcelona, Spain, 28 February, 2023: Vodafone Qatar is the World’s Fastest Mobile Network, according to results from consumer-initiated tests taken with Speedtest® by Ookla®. Making it the new global benchmark for mobile network speed. This #1 ranking for median mobile download speeds for Qatar on Ookla’s Speedtest Global Index™ for November 2022, reflects Vodafone’s continued investment in its network, and goal of delivering the best connectivity experiences to its customers in Qatar.
On 5th of February 2023, Speedtest Awards™, presented by Ookla, revealed Vodafone Qatar as the fastest amongst mobile operators worldwide in Q3-Q4 of 2022. The award was presented to Vodafone on stage in Barcelona, Spain, as part of Mobile World Congress 2023 (MWC) 2023, on 28th February.
Receiving the award and representing Vodafone Qatar at the ceremony was Ramy Boctor, Chief Technology Officer and Mahday Al-Hebabi, Enterprise Business Director. A fireside chat then took place where they were able to share insights on how Vodafone has consistently invested in its network to achieve this milestone, what it means for the business and its customers, and its plans for the future.
Speedtest Awards are reserved for an elite delegation of network operators that have delivered exceptional internet performance and coverage. The prestigious recognition follows a rigorous analysis of data obtained from millions of tests performed on Speedtest by users across networks all over the world, to measure internet connection speeds between July to December 2022. Based on Ookla’s assessment, Vodafone Qatar led the rankings with a Speed Score™ of 238.56 points, far surpassing other mobile networks.
Ramy Boctor, CTO, Vodafone Qatar, commented on receiving the accolade: “Vodafone Qatar is immensely proud to be recognised as the fastest mobile network in the world. This achievement is a significant milestone in our strategy that we created and have been working towards since 2018, and we have now achieved our ambition of delivering first-class internet connectivity and coverage to our customers.”
He continued, “This award reaffirms Qatar’s position as a global leader in mobile internet connectivity and coverage and showcases our tireless efforts in driving forward the country’s digital transformation agenda, in line with the Qatar National Vision 2030.”
As a demonstrated leader in technology and digital innovation, Vodafone Qatar has been at the forefront of enabling a digitally connected and digitally aware society via its robust network, range of smart solutions and collaborative partnerships. Such efforts have had a strong bearing on Qatar's global standing in internet quality and efficiency.
To find out more about Ookla’s Speedtest Award report, please visit https://www.speedtest.net/awards/world/2022?award_type=carrier&time_period=q3-q4
To find out more about Vodafone Qatar, please visit: www.vodafone.qa
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 more than 2 million mobile customers as of 31 December 2022. 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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Speedtest Global Index: Based on analysis by Ookla® of Speedtest Intelligence® data for Qatar, November 2022. More information about the Global Market Index can be found at https://www.speedtest.net/global-index/qatar#mobile