Posted on February 13, 2019

Vodafone used their role of being at the forefront of the digital era to engage the community on Qatar National Sports Day 2019, in a host of exciting digital and interactive sports activities, powered by Vodafone’s GigaNet network.

Held at Qatar Foundation’s Ceremonial Court, the family fun activities were designed to showcase how technology can enable an active lifestyle and promote wellbeing. The highlight was the ‘GigaNet Sprint Challenge’, a 15-meter wall that challenged young and old to race against Vodafone’s superfast GigaNet network. Vodafone unveiled GigaNet- the network of the future, last month as the Company’s promise to customers and to the country to pioneer the latest technologies and digital innovations.

Visitors also got the chance to experience augmented reality football and virtual reality boxing over Vodafone GigaNet. This enabled the gamers to enjoy GigaNet’s extremely fast speeds and ultra-low latency, eliminating the lag often experienced in gaming with current technologies. Moreover, as the proud Platinum Sponsor of Qatar Foundation’s National Sports Day event, for the second year in a row, Vodafone handed out cash prizes worth more than QR40 thousands to winners of the QF Race, a large-scale 3km obstacle course spanning the length of Oxygen Park. Mahday Saad Al-Hebabi, Vodafone Qatar’s Head of Business Sales, was on hand to celebrate with the winners and hand them their cheques.

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“His Highness the Emir Sheikh Tamim Bin Hamad Al-Thani’s initiative to promote sports amongst the population is of immense public value, which Vodafone has supported since Qatar National Sports Day was founded in 2012. I am delighted with our staff and the public’s enthusiastic participation in today’s Vodafone digital sports activities powered by our GigaNet Network. We are also proud to support Qatar Foundation’s annual Sports Day programme that each year draws increasing number of crowds in the call to live a healthy lifestyle,” said Mahday Saad Al-Hebabi.