Doha, 20 March, 2023: Vodafone Qatar has announced that, in collaboration with Nokia, it has powered Msheireb Smart City with cutting-edge fiber technology that delivers hyper speeds of up to 25 Gbps and will extend the collaboration to demonstrate speeds of up to 100 Gbps, using a Nokia Bell Labs prototype in the near future.
With the roll-out of Vodafone’s fiber technology, Msheireb Downtown’s Smart City district is now the first Gigacity in the Middle East to deliver super-fast network speeds to its users on 25Gb/s fiber network. Vodafone Qatar GigaHome Fibre customers in Msheireb Downtown, will receive an upgrade to 1 GB on their existing plans.
This announcement comes in line with Vodafone Qatar’s recent World’s Fastest Mobile Network award, according to results from consumer-initiated tests taken with Speedtest® by Ookla®, and reflects Vodafone’s continued investment with the goal of delivering the best in class experiences to its customers.
Msheireb Smart City District stands as a reference for the urban projects of the future, especially in its adherence to the highest standards of green building and smart services, with the aim to enrich people’s lives, and improve the overall quality of how they live, work, and thrive.
Sheikh Hamad Bin Abdullah Al Thani, Chief Executive Officer at Vodafone Qatar commented, “We are proud to provide cutting-edge fiber technology delivering super fast speeds and seamless experience for users, and continue to support Msheireb Smart City by providing connectivity services to the area, via our world-class GigaNet network and high-speed 5G coverage. This demonstrates our commitment to accelerating Qatar’s journey towards becoming one of the most technologically advanced countries in the world.”
Engineer Ali Mohamed Al-Kuwari, CEO of Msheireb Properties, said: “We are proud that our Smart City Msheireb Downtown Doha will be at the forefront of technological innovations in Qatar and the Middle East, and adopt Vodafone’s latest Data technology which offers unprecedented internet speed of up to 25 Gbps to the users, hence enhancing customer experience within Msheireb Downtown Doha. We appreciate Vodafone’s effort to offer seamless connectivity for individuals and corporates, which is in line with our vision and mission to create a more connected future.”
Toni Pellegrino, Head of the Customer Business Team for Vodafone at Nokia MEA, said, “We at Nokia are proud to deploy the country’s first 25G PON network for Vodafone Qatar to support the Msheireb smart city services with our innovative technology. We are looking forward to support our long-term partner Vodafone Qatar to demonstrate the power of next generation fiber networks to enable pioneering services for residential consumers and enterprises."
As a demonstrated leader in technology and digital innovation, Vodafone Qatar has been at the forefront of driving Qatar’s national digital infrastructure.
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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 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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