Posted on October 16, 2018

Vodafone Qatar is accelerating its 5G deployment in key locations across the country to include Abu Hamour, Al Azizya, Al Mamoura, Al Rayyan, Salwa Road and Umm Salal Muhammed.

This follows the Company’s announcement in August that it switched on its first, live 5G network and quickly thereafter connected its first trial enterprise customer- Gulf Bridge International, that experienced the incredibly fast speeds that 5G delivers. 5G is essential to coping with growth in demand for ever-higher speeds, capacity and reliability. And importantly, the technology has near- instant response times, otherwise known as ultra-low latency, eliminating the lag that’s experienced with current technologies. This opens up a whole host of new capabilities in gaming, in virtual reality and augment reality applications but also for a host of new business cases such as industrial Internet of Things (IoT), connected healthcare and automated vehicles. 

Vodafone Qatar’s Chief Executive Officer, Sheikh Hamad Abdulla Jassim Al Thani said: “Vodafone Qatar’s 5G network roll out is well underway in the country with ambitious plans to bring our customers lighting speeds and innovative solutions that will enhance their lives and drive economic growth and productivity in Qatar.” He continued: “Network speed and quality in Qatar is already world-class, benefiting homes and businesses nationwide. As a country, we enjoy incredible connectivity, high rates of internet and smartphone penetration and have a population that are tech savvy and digitally literate. In other words, the conditions are ideal for a business like ours to accelerate Qatar towards a new era of technological advancement as we ramp up our 5G roll-out plans.”

Vodafone Qatar expects to connect its customers when 5G devices are available.