Vodafone and Nokia make Msheireb Downtown in Doha, first gigacity in Middle East

Vodafone and Nokia make Msheireb Downtown in Doha, first gigacity in Middle East

Vodafone Qatar has announced that, in collaboration with Nokia, it has powered Msheireb Smart City with cutting-edge fibre technology that delivers hyper speeds of up to 25 Gbps and will extend the collaboration to demonstrate speeds of up to 100 Gbps, using a Nokia Bell Labs prototype in the near future.

With the roll-out of Vodafone’s fibre technology, Msheireb Downtown’s Smart City district is now the first Gigacity in the Middle East to deliver super-fast network speeds to its users on 25Gbps fibre network. Vodafone Qatar GigaHome Fibre customers in Msheireb Downtown, will receive an upgrade to 1 GB on their existing plans.

This announcement comes in line with Vodafone Qatar’s recent World’s Fastest Mobile Network award, according to results from consumer-initiated tests taken with Speedtest by Ookla, and reflects Vodafone’s continued investment with the goal of delivering the best in class experiences to its customers.

Msheireb Smart City District stands as a reference for the urban projects of the future, especially in its adherence to the highest standards of green building and smart services, with the aim to enrich people’s lives, and improve the overall quality of how they live, work, and thrive.

Sheikh Hamad Bin Abdullah Al Thani, Chief Executive Officer at Vodafone Qatar commented, “We are proud to provide cutting-edge fibre technology delivering super-fast speeds and seamless experience for users, and continue to support Msheireb Smart City by providing connectivity services to the area, via our world-class GigaNet network and high-speed 5G coverage. This demonstrates our commitment to accelerating Qatar’s journey towards becoming one of the most technologically advanced countries in the world.”

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