Record-breaking data traffic registered by Ooredoo during first 48 FIFA matches
09 Dec 2022News Ooredoo
As per the statistics released by Ooredoo – Official Middle East & Africa Telecommunications Operator of FIFA World Cup Qatar 2022, some 2.46 million spectators have enjoyed the games across the eight stadiums, with 48 matches having been ticked off the schedule, as per figures released by Ooredoo – Official Middle East & Africa Telecommunications Operator of FIFA World Cup Qatar 2022
About 533TB of mobile data has been used, with 136TB of Wi-Fi being used in and around the stadiums. 39.9% of data has been via Ooredoo’s pioneering 5G network at speeds of up to 240Mbps, with 58.6% on the 4G network at speeds of up to 20Mbps. 434,000 fans have used roaming while at the event. An incredible 7.5 million voice calls have been made, of which 62.9% were over VoLTE, with a call set-up success rate of 99.95%.
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.
More than 500 experts on the ground have been working around the clock to ensure seamless connectivity and ultra-reliable voice calls, Supporting the state-of-the-art network and service.