VODAFONE QATAR DEPLOYS 5G AT SOUQ WAQIF MARKING LATEST PROGRESS FOR QATAR NATIONAL DAY

Doha, Qatar 17 December 2018In celebration of Qatar National Day, Vodafone Qatar today proudly announced that it has deployed its 5G network in Souq Waqif as the business continues to develop its 5G footprint around Qatar.

Souq Waqif becomes the latest populous city centre location to be covered by Vodafone’s 5G network and closely follows the news that Vodafone last week deployed 5G in Katara Cultural Village in time for Qatar National Day celebrations, allowing thousands of visitors to experience the superfast, seamless connectivity while enjoying the cultural activities.

The news builds on Vodafone Qatar’s extensive investment and commitment to date in supporting world-class infrastructure in Qatar and bringing new technologies to life. In support of the Qatar National Vision 2030, the company’s development of 5G services will accelerate the country towards becoming one of the most technologically advanced in the world, unlocking the transformative potential of 5G, thus enhancing the quality of lives and helping to drive economic growth and productivity in Qatar.

Souq Waqif follows the company’s 5G deployment in key locations across the country including, Katara, Abu Hamour, Al Azizya, Al Mamoura, Al Rayyan, Salwa Road and Umm Salal Muhammed earlier this year.

Commenting on the news, Vodafone Qatar’s Chief Executive Officer, Sheikh Hamad Abdulla Jassim Al Thani said:

"We continue to make sure and steady progress in developing the digital system and infrastructure that will contribute to Qatar's continued growth and prosperity in the coming years. Such investments in world-class infrastructure are designed to fulfil the objectives of Qatar’s National Vision 2030 and support the country in becoming one of the most digitally connected in the world. We’re committed to building out the necessary communications network as well as the solutions and services that run on such technology in a bid to improve all our lives.”

Vodafone Qatar’s interest in deploying 5G network reflects its strong commitment to facilitating community-wide connections. By bridging the gap between physical and digital, Vodafone aims to bring in solutions that can inspire consumers and demonstrate how the latest technologies can enhance their lives.

 

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About Vodafone Qatar P.Q.S.C 

Vodafone Qatar P.Q.S.C. ("Vodafone Qatar") provides a range of services including voice, messaging, data and fixed communications in the State of Qatar.  Vodafone Qatar commenced commercial operations on 1 March 2009 with around 1.4 million customers now actively using Vodafone Qatar’s mobile services supported by the Company’s state of the art network. Vodafone Qatar’s purpose is to inspire everyone to live a better today and build a better tomorrow. By being the most innovative digital company-blending the best of technology and human interaction in a personal, instant and simple way.  Please visit www.vodafone.qa for more details.

 

For press enquiries, please contact:

Fahad Alsaiari

CSR Manager, Vodafone Qatar

E-mail: Fahad.Saari@vodafone.com

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