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VODAFONE QATAR UNVEILS THE REACH OF ITS 5G NETWORK

70% of Doha covered with Vodafone 5G, the country’s first “Unlimited 5G plans” launched

Doha, 30 September 2019: Vodafone Qatar today unveiled the extensive reach if its 5G network that covers key locations across the country including 70% of Doha, and the roll-out continues to expand.

Among the locations where Vodafone Qatar’s 5G network is live are Al Rayyan, Al Aziziya, Al Hilal, Al Gharaffa, Al Sadd, Al Wakrah, Abu Hamour, Nuaija, Education City, Khartiyat, Mamoura, Msheireb, Old Airport, The Pearl, Thumama, Umm Salal and West Bay.

Vodafone Qatar’s leading role in the rapid roll-out of this advanced technology in Qatar was announced at an exclusive event at Msheireb Downtown Doha attended by senior Vodafone Qatar officials in the presence of media representatives.

With its new 5G coverage map unveiled at the event by Vodafone Qatar’s brand ambassador, Mohammed Saadon Al-Kuwari, the Company also launched the country’s first ‘Unlimited 5G Plans’ to give mobile users the full 5G experience, and allow them to take advantage of its unprecedented speed.

Speaking at the event, Vodafone Qatar Chief Executive Officer Sheikh Hamad Abdulla Al-Thani said: “Vodafone Qatar has demonstrated an unwavering commitment to building a world-class infrastructure in support of the realisation of the Qatar National Vision 2030. Since switching on our 5G network just over a year ago, our coverage map highlights our rapid progress in deploying 5G across Qatar. With expansion continuing, Qatar will undoubtedly be placed among the ranks of the world’s most connected countries. ”

Vodafone Qatar’s three new Unlimited 5G plans, available in both consumer and business variants - Unlimited 300, Unlimited 450, and Unlimited VIP - are designed to enable both consumer and business customers to use 5G speeds and never run out of data while in Qatar. On top of unlimited data, customers can enjoy unlimited local calls and SMS, worry-free data roaming in up to 120 countries and up to 500 international calls, which in the business variant could also be used to receive roaming calls, at no extra cost. Exclusive rewards and privileges are additional with each plan including Qmiles and Valet Parking.

Diego Camberos, Chief Operating Officer, said: “Vodafone Qatar is proud to make the exceptional freedom of 5G connectivity available to more people, and in more homes and offices, through our market-leading plans and services for consumers and businesses, which set new standards for the industry.”

To celebrate the launch of their new ‘Unlimited 5G plans’, customers can now take advantage of a special offer and receive a QR50 discount on Unlimited 300 or Business Unlimited 300 and Unlimited 450 or Business Unlimited 450 for six months, valid until December 31st, 2019.

Vodafone Qatar first made 5G commercially available in April this year, with the launch of its innovative home internet solution - GigaHome - that guarantees Wi-Fi in every room, whatever the size of house, using a state-of-the-art Wi-Fi Hub powered by Vodafone's GigaNet network. The business version for office use, GigaBusiness, was launched shortly after. With the significant expansion of Vodafone Qatar’s 5G network, customers that subscribe to GigaHome will receive 2 months free. In addition, business customers will save QR 200 per month for 12 months when they sign up for GigaBusiness 100 Mbps.

For more information on Vodafone 5G and the new ‘Unlimited 5G Plans’, visit your nearest Vodafone store or go to www.vodafone.qa/5G..

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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 31 March 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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