Posted on December 11, 2018

Vodafone Qatar announced that it is has completed the roll out of fibre connectivity, capable of handling speeds of up to 1 Gigabit per second, across Qatar’s landmark development, Msheireb Downtown Doha, following an agreement signed between both entities in December 2017.

Moreover, with an agreement entered in 2014 that would see Vodafone Qatar become the primary provider of mobile services infrastructure in Msheireb Downtown Doha, Vodafone Qatar announced that it had completed the deployment in September this year, at an investment value in excess of QAR 100 million.

The new fibre roll-out will enable the provision of ‘triple play’ services that combine voice, high speed internet and multimedia over IP, and which provides access to high definition TV, premium content, video on demand and home entertainment. For businesses, Vodafone Qatar’s mobile and fixed technology will also enable the provision of services including smart solutions and new applications such as smart security, asset tracking and smart metering. These technologies of the future will help the large number of organisations operating in Msheireb Downtown Doha to optimise, automate and innovate.

And in a tour of Msheireb Downtown Doha to see the project’s latest developments, Sheikh Hamad Abdulla Jassim Al Thani, CEO, Vodafone Qatar, said: “We’re proud of our important partnership with Msheireb Properties that dates back many years. Providing both mobile and fibre infrastructure in Msheireb Downtown Doha is an important milestone in achieving our aim to be a converged communications leader and driving the country’s digital transformation in support of Qatar National Vision 2030.”

For his part, Mr. Ali Al Kuwari, Acting CEO of Msheireb Properties said: “At Msheireb Properties, we strive to deliver on the Qatar National Vision 2030. Accordingly, Msheireb Downtown Doha, our flagship landmark, has been designed and implemented with seamless technological integration at its core. Our successful collaboration with Vodafone gives Msheireb Downtown Doha  a state-of-the-art technological infrastructure, enabling our downtown to become one of the smartest and most sustainable communities worldwide. We are very happy with the work accomplished and we commend Vodafone for their commitment to Qatar’s national priorities.”

Msheireb Downtown Doha, developed to revive the old commercial centre of Doha, upon completion will be the world’s largest certified sustainable and smart downtown community, featuring; 100 mixed-use buildings, 800 residential units, more than 300 retail units and 17 commercial buildings, in addition to four hotels, a school, 3 mosques, Msheireb Museums, the Galleria Mall and many other buildings.

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