News Vodafone Qatar achieves extraordinary results during World Cup
Vodafone Qatar celebrates success after hosting the world’s biggest tournament in Qatar. In a statement, the company congratulated Qatar and the official event organizers for an excellent match, and commended its employees and partners for honoring fans who are residents of Qatar and tourists from more than 194 countries. The promise of the web.
To support these efforts, Vodafone is delivering on its world-class network by offering everything from smooth roaming plans to ultra-fast internet speeds, dedicated services for fans and free public Wi-Fi access to keep fans connected throughout the game. Unforgettable fan experience. In celebration, Vodafone launched the ‘We Fan Together’ campaign, with a mission to provide fans with the latest technology and activities to deliver an extraordinary and engaging fan experience. 1.8 million roaming customers use Vodafone’s 5G roaming network. Of these, 1 million customers were active roamers who made 3.9 million calls and used 854TB of data while roaming.
For fan connectivity, Vodafone Fan SIM cards and packages are available at all land, sea and air entry points in Qatar, as well as hundreds of other locations. Over 419,000 fans enjoyed two days of free unlimited data and voice, then could recharge and get a 7-day or 14-day package that included unlimited data, local and international calls, 22GB of GCC roaming data and entertainment vouchers.
With its strong network and a range of partnerships and digital solutions, including the use of emerging technologies such as artificial intelligence (AI) and virtual reality (VR), Vodafone has created a seamless SIM card activation process that does not require users to visit Activate their SIM card online at a store.
Vodafone found eSIM to be a popular choice among fans, with 69% of customers digitally activating their eSIM. More than 50% of Vodafone Fan SIM top-ups are done through digital channels.
To prepare for the event, Vodafone mobilized more than 365 engineers and experts, and laid more than 400 kilometers of optical cables to connect major event venues such as stadiums, training grounds, transportation hubs, media centers, fan festivals, fan villages and major events. tourist attraction. The venues are served by mobile network services in more than 8,466 cells. To ensure sufficient network capacity and sufficient resiliency, Vodafone invested in a backbone capacity of 1.2Tbps. Deploy high-capacity solutions such as dual-beam and six-beam in high-load areas to ensure customers enjoy a seamless data experience.
Fans experience uninterrupted enjoyment at sporting events despite a massive increase in internet traffic, especially at high-traffic venues such as stadiums. Vodafone’s network maintains a high-quality connection experience and excellent download and upload speeds for users. Vodafone’s 5G network covered all eight championship stadiums in Qatar, with fans making more than 15 million calls and consuming more than 1,188TB of data during the match. During the finals and peak festivities, 45.8TB of data were consumed, 956,000 voice calls were made and 57,000 customers used Vodafone roaming.
Additionally, Vodafone deployed mmWave 5G, which supports higher data speeds than other 5G spectrum, up to 4.6Gbps downlink and 734Mbps uplink to support special use cases. The average download speed of 5G in stadiums was 707Mbps, and the highest download speed exceeded 1.89Gbps. Even under heavy traffic conditions, the call setup rate remained high at 99.92%, and the dropped call rate was as low as 0.09%.
Knowing that public transport is vital to fans in Qatar, Vodafone has partnered with Mowasalat (Karwa), Qatar’s official transport company, to provide exclusive coverage on 90% of the country’s Wi-Fi-enabled buses. Thanks to a partnership with Qatar Rail, Vodafone’s free public Wi-Fi service covers more than 4,000 buses and 1,000 taxis, as well as the entire Doha Metro network. The company noted that 2.38 million followers used 328TB of data while using Qatar’s public transport system.
Vodafone Qatar is also working closely with corporate clients across Qatar to enhance the fan experience behind the scenes of games through its corporate solutions. This includes instant and secure communications for security agencies, hotels, media and event organizers via Push-to-Talk Plus.
Vodafone commended its staff for their dedication, work ethic and commitment to excellence which made the fan network possible.
Vodafone Qatar is committed to building a world-class connectivity infrastructure to continuously meet the digital needs of its customers. Through its national campaigns, Vodafone has successfully enhanced the experience of local and international fans and enabled them to unite in the name of sport.
To find out more about Vodafone Qatar’s recent ‘We Fan Together’ campaign, its services and live events, visit https://www.vodafone.qa/fans