Posted on June 04, 2018

Vodafone Qatar announced further progress in accelerating Qatar towards becoming one of the most connected and technologically advanced countries in the world with news that it is rolling out fibre connectivity at Hamad Port.

In one of the most ambitious projects of its kind, the business has started providing entities in Hamad Port with world-class telecommunications services, including fixed and mobile. Together these will ensure that the Middle East’s largest port runs its operations as efficiently and effectively as possible. This follows a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) that was signed between Vodafone Qatar and the Hamad Port Project Steering Committee, the entity tasked with the design and development of the port.

Vodafone Qatar worked closely with the Qatar Ports Management Company – Mwani – to provide Hamad Port with high speed mobile coverage solutions and a high-speed fibre technology network. Vodafone Qatar’s mobile and fixed technology enables 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 vast number of organisations operating in the Port to optimise, automate and innovate.

Vodafone Qatar said: “Hamad Port’s role in growing our country’s national economy is very significant and we at Vodafone Qatar are proud to support this. Using our understanding of the local market and drawing on the resources and expertise of Vodafone globally, we are committed to harnessing the power of technology needed to deliver Qatar’s ambitious vision for the future.” Hamad Port is one of the world’s largest greenfield port developments. The Port was officially opened in September 2017 in Umm Al Houl area and covers an area of 28.5sq km. With an annual capacity of 7.5 million shipping containers, and separate terminals dedicated to general cargo, cereals, vehicles and livestock, the port will help Qatar achieve the goals of food security and economic diversification in line with the Qatar National Vision 2030.