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FIFA World Cup Qatar 2022 roaming

Ooredoo Qatar welcomes 1.3 million people on its roaming network during the FIFA World Cup Qatar 2022

Statistics show Ooredoo Qatar welcomed a whopping 1.3 million people on its roaming network while attending the FIFA World Cup Qatar 2022, a figure made possible by the numerous partners with whom Ooredoo signed contracts in preparation. FIFA World Cup Qatar 2022 roaming

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Ooredoo, the Official Middle East & Africa Telecommunications Operator of FIFA World Cup Qatar 2022, has expressed its gratitude to the many roaming partners with whom it worked to ensure the success of the event from a telecommunications perspective.

Statistics show Ooredoo Qatar welcomed a whopping 1.3 million people on its roaming network while attending the FIFA World Cup Qatar 2022, a figure made possible by the numerous partners with whom Ooredoo signed contracts in preparation.

Ooredoo welcomed roaming guests from more than 500 partner networks across the world, with more than 90 networks experiencing the company’s 5G speeds to radically transform visitors’ connectivity experience. The surge in roaming traffic ranged from 140% up to a phenomenal 269%.

Sheikh Mohammed bin Abdulla Al Thani, Deputy Group CEO and CEO of Ooredoo Qatar, said: “We are proud of the telecommunications experience we are offering during the FIFA World Cup Qatar 2022, and extend our sincere thanks to all the network partners with whom we have collaborated to enable this success and ensure seamless connectivity. With visitors from all across the globe, it was vital that we were able to make sure they could stay connected as they do at home and share their World Cup experience with friends and loved ones.” 

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Roaming usage was highest in countries neighbouring Qatar, such as GCC countries and India, and countries participating in the tournament, including Argentina, the USA and Brazil.

Sheikh Mohammed added: “We were delighted to be recognised by many of our partners and renowned industry bodies for our efforts to ensure an upgraded fan experience with uninterrupted roaming connectivity for our visitors. We are proud to have lived up to expectations, delivering an experience befitting our prestigious status as Official Middle East Telecommunications Operator of FIFA World Cup Qatar 2022.”   

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A comprehensive 4G/5G mobile network modernisation – incorporating the very latest, most advanced equipment and functionalities – ensured Ooredoo was more than prepared for FIFA World Cup Qatar 2022TM. This upgrade ensured proper network capacity and resiliency throughout all network components for both national and international segments, and included full modernisation of its core, with a sophisticated cloud core network in state-of-the-art data centres.

A major upgrade of outdoor radio sites with the latest 5G technology was intended to maximise country-level coverage, including stadiums, airports, rail networks, fan zones and other FIFA-related facilities. Enhanced capacity for fan zones and other event venues and hotspots has ensured crowds can be adequately catered for.

More than 1,130 multi-beam antennas, connecting over 355km of RF cables and over 202km of fibre optic, cover the eight stadiums and immediate surrounding areas with 4G and 5G. Mobile network services with 5,000+ cells, 1,500+ DOTs, TETRA services and Wi-Fi backbone offer state-of-the-art 5G, 4G, 3G and 2G technologies at all eight stadiums.

Supporting the state-of-the-art network and service, more than 500 experts on the ground have been working around the clock to ensure seamless connectivity and ultra-reliable voice calls. FIFA World Cup Qatar 2022 roaming

 

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