Ooredoo will provide unsurpassed high-quality services during World Cup
19 Nov 2022News
Ooredoo has completed its preparations and is ready to provide a high-quality, unique telecom service during FIFA World Cup Qatar 2022, set to be the World’s first 5G World Cup as stated by the Chief Commercial Officer at Ooredoo H E Sheikh Nasser bin Hamad bin Nasser Al Thani.
As per His Excellency the company installed state-of-the art network equipment at the competition’s stadiums, the metro, and many other main locations to ensure it runs well. He added that there will be regular tests to ensure fans can always remain connected and enjoy easy access to telecom services. He added that Ooredoo created a team of more than 300 experts focused on dealing with FIFA requirements in terms of ensuring service quality. The company also equipped a state-of-the-art operations center along many service centers that will work around the clock, he said. He said that that the company attracted technical experts with experience in managing the service during major sporting events like previous World Cups and the Super Bowl. Ooredoo also requested the enhancement of support frameworks from other service providers through agreements that provide for enhanced services and hotlines with research and development teams, as well as intensified testing to ensure a world-class experience. Coordination with the Supreme Committee for Delivery & Legacy and CRA also took place to facilitate FIFA operations.
The Ooredoo Chief Commercial Officer highlighted that history would say that the FIFA World Cup Qatar 2022 was the first-ever 5G World Cup, an achievement Ooredoo is proud to be a part of. He also pointed out that with the eight World Cup stadiums, the World Cup in Qatar will be the first FIFA World Cup tournament that sees all its stadiums equipped with download speeds exceeding 1 gigabit per second via 5G network, provided by Ooredoo. He added that the company also upgraded its 5G network to provide the broadest coverage possible, whether in stadiums, airports, railways, fan zones, among other facilities. He said that the company also provided multi bandwidth for social media applications like Facebook, Instagram, TikTok, Snapchat, WhatsApp, and others, in addition to providing customers with the ability to make international calls among many other features.
He said that the selection of Ooredoo as a main supporter of the largest and most important sporting event in the world comes within the framework of strengthening close cooperation between the company and FIFA. He noted that Ooredoo a national supporter of the FIFA Club World Cup Qatar in the 2019 and 2020 editions, highlighting the close cooperation and coordination at the highest level between the company, the SC, and FIFA to ensure all parties can help ensure the success of the competition.
Ooredoo was also chosen to be the Official Global Connectivity Services Provider for FIFA World Cup Qatar 2022, he added. He also said that, as a result, Ooredoo will provide high-quality services to all bodies that obtained media rights in Qatar to cover the event, which includes 50 broadcasters from all around the world. Chief Commercial Officer at Ooredoo HE Sheikh Nasser bin Hamad bin Nasser Al Thani said that choosing Ooredoo as a global connectivity services provider reflect FIFA and the SC’s trust in Ooredoo and its reputation in providing world-class services, something that was demonstrated time and again in other major sporting events like World Athletics Championships Doha 2019, FIFA Arab Cup 2021, and the Formula 1 Qatar Grand Prix.