VODAFONE PROVIDES QATAR ISLAMIC BANK ACCESS TO ITS GIGANET 5G NETWORK

Doha, Qatar 31 March 2019: Building on a series of successful milestones since switching on its first live 5G network in August last year, Vodafone Qatar announced today that it is providing Qatar Islamic Bank (QIB) with access to its state-of-the-art GigaNet 5G network.

Vodafone and QIB’s partnership began in 2014 and has grown over the years. Having provided the country’s largest Islamic bank with solutions such as Mobile and Fixed Services as well as BULK SMS Services, Vodafone aims to help businesses succeed in a digital world. Building on the successful partnership, Vodafone’s 5G deployment at QIB included a landmark video conference session between QIB’s Fanar office, and its headquarters in Bank Street, which took place with a flawless connection demonstrating the low latency benefits and high speed of 5G.

Mr. Mahday Al Hebabi, Director of Business Sales at Vodafone Qatar commented: “Vodafone is committed to supporting the country’s businesses with high-tech solutions, thus contributing to creating a strong business sector in line with the Qatar National Vision 2030. We are extremely proud to build on our on-going collaboration with QIB and provide it with our 5G network. The innovative technology will enhance the bank’s productivity and improve customer service.”

QIB has made significant progress, ushering in a new age of banking by adapting innovative technologies and deploying digital initiatives. And now, QIB has adopted Vodafone’s 5G over WiFi solution for internal use.

From banking to real estate, Vodafone Qatar has been working on creating a strong digital ecosystem by providing key businesses in the country with its world-class solutions.

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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 and ICT managed services in the State of Qatar, for both consumers and businesses alike. The Company commenced commercial operations in 2009 and has over 1.4 million customers as of December 31, 2018. 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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Lana Khachan

Head of Communications, Vodafone Qatar

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