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Ooredoo, the Official Middle East & Africa Telecommunications Operator of FIFA World Cup Qatar 2022, successfully implemented its ground-breaking 5G network at the event’s opening ceremony, resulting in a never-before-seen experience for fans.

The opening ceremony of FIFA World Cup Qatar 2022 took place at Al Bayt stadium on Sunday with a phenomenal capacity crowd packing the venue. Ooredoo’s ground-breaking 5G network and its state-of-the-art fibre ensured superfast, reliable connectivity and superior-quality voice calling, enabling a vastly enhanced fan experience for all those attending the once-in-a-lifetime event. Connectivity extended beyond the stadium, allowing fans to share their experience with friends and loved ones.

Sheikh Mohammed Bin Abdulla Al Thani, CEO at Ooredoo said: “The opening ceremony of this momentous tournament could not have gone better, both for Qatar and for Ooredoo. Our years of preparation and significant investment in technology meant we were more than ready to step up and deliver; to our visiting fans, to our Qatari citizens and residents, and to those integral to operations.” The first 5G-powered FIFA World Cup tournament saw a mobile data traffic global record of a phenomenal 36TB, with fans connecting to friends and loved ones both in Doha and across the world as viewers everywhere watched the spectacular opening. An incredible 620,000 voice calls were made during the event, with voice call accessibility greater than 99.8 percent and a VoLTE call drop rate of just 0.12 percent. 5G speeds crossed an awesome peak of 2Gbps.

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