Ericsson-Ooredoo 5G boost for Qatar 2022



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Ericson and Ooredoo partner with Qatar 2022 Image: Ericsson

Telecommunications companies Ericsson and Ooredoo Qatar are partnering to ensure that hundreds of thousands of football fans from around the world will enjoy the best next-gen 5G connectivity experiences possible – inside several event stadiums and across the country – when Qatar hosts a major global football tournament from November to December 2022 – Qatar 2022.

‘Ericsson’ stated that the partners will provide network optimization and event management and 5G connectivity in eight stadiums across six Cities, as well as in dedicated fan zones, airports and places of attraction.

Ooredoo QSC is a Qatari multinational telecommunications company headquartered in Doha, Qatar. Ooredoo provides mobile, wireless, wire line, and content services with market share in domestic and international telecommunication markets, and in business and residential markets.

Ericsson is a Swedish multinational networking and telecommunications company headquartered in Stockholm, Sweden.

The 2022 FIFA World Cup™ is scheduled to be the 22nd running of the FIFA World Cup™ competition, the quadrennial international men’s football championship contested by the national teams of the member- associations of FIFA. It is scheduled to take place in Qatar from November 21st to December 18th, 2022.

‘Ericsson’ further stated that the partnership will see Ericsson and Ooredoo Qatar managing 5G radio access network (RAN) operation performance across the network through Ericsson Managed Services solutions.

Football fans will be able to enjoy the connectivity experience benefits even sooner as Ooredoo Qatar and Ericsson are also teaming up on event network management for a regional tournament to take place in Qatar from November 30th to December 18th, 2021 – the 2021 FIFA Arab Cup™ which is scheduled to be the 10th edition of the Arab world’s national team football tournament. It will be the first edition with the FIFA Arab Cup™ branding.

Ericsson and Ooredoo Qatar’s ongoing 5G-focused nationwide network modernization is enabling Ooredoo Qatar to swiftly deploy new technology towards the goal of nationwide 5G coverage.

The strengthened Ericsson-powered RAN network will enable Ooredoo Qatar to offer and facilitate fan use cases based on enhanced mobile broadband, with very high network speeds, low latency and large data capacity. Fans will be able to enjoy high-definition real-time interactivity and streaming experiences.

Ericsson Radio System products and solutions have been used in stadiums in other parts of the world to boost connectivity and increase capacity, giving fans a superior ability to stream live from the sports venue in addition to interactive communication and social networking services.

Said Sheikh Mohammed Bin Abdulla Al Thani, Deputy Group Chief Executive Officer and Chief Executive Officer of Ooredoo Qatar, “Expectations are running high for the major football tournament in Qatar in 2022, making it ever more important for us to leverage the full potential of 5G. As a global pioneer of the fifth generation technology, we aim to deliver seamless experiences to visitors as well as spectators and provide a highly digital, immersive and intelligent Qatar 2022 tournament experience to our subscribers. We are thrilled to partner with Ericsson in demonstrating the best of cellular technology and ensuring a world-class immersive experience at the most anticipated sporting event in the Middle East.”

Said Fadi Pharaon, President, Ericsson Middle East and Africa, “After equipping Qatar’s stadiums with the best-in-class Ericsson Radio System, we are thrilled to partner with Ooredoo to bring our sports event management and network operations expertise to Qatar. We look forward to power a fully 5G-enabled football tournament, leveraging the combination of extensive capacity, high speed and low latency that will enable us to deliver interactive, digital and immersive sporting experiences to football fans. Through our expertise and experience, we aspire to support our customers around the world to deliver exceptional, high-performance, digital, and immersive fan experiences at major sporting events.”

With 5G delivering the capabilities for advanced and time-critical services at scale, combined with a strong demand for mobile sports applications, communications service providers now have a great opportunity to take the stadium experiences to the next level.

Ericsson enables communications service providers to capture the full value of connectivity. The company’s portfolio spans the business areas Networks, Digital Services, Managed Services and Emerging Business. It is designed to help customers go digital, increase efficiency and find new revenue streams. Ericsson’s innovation investments have delivered the benefits of mobility and mobile broadband to billions of people globally.

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