Telecom Service Providers in Qatar Ready for The World Cup

Telecommunications Regulatory Authority: Telecom service providers are ready to provide high-quality services during the World Cup

  • Publish date: Tuesday، 30 August 2022
Telecom Service Providers in Qatar Ready for The World Cup
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The results of a comprehensive audit conducted by the Communications Regulatory Authority on mobile communications networks in Qatar showed the readiness of service providers to provide high-quality services that meet the high consumption requirements of internet data during the FIFA World Cup Qatar 2022.

In the year 2021, the Communications Regulatory Authority allocated to service providers additional frequency spectrum for 5G networks, including millimeter wave spectrum, which will revolutionize the performance of mobile broadband in Qatar.

The results of the audit also showed that service providers continue to maintain a high standard in ensuring the accessibility, reliability, and safety of mobile networks to consumers and achieve significant improvements in the provision of Internet data output.

The results of the audit indicated that the completion rate of voice calls was 99.9%, and the successful transmission rate of text messages reached 99.7 percent, with about 2 seconds of message arrival time, while the maximum download speed in the Internet data service reached 700 megabytes per second and 126 megabytes per second to the maximum speed download with a 99.7 percent download success rate.

The comprehensive audit conducted by the Communications Regulatory Authority on mobile communications networks extended from August to December of the year 2021, in which the extent to which the quality of communications services is provided by service providers in the State of Qatar (Ooredoo Qatar and Vodafone Qatar).

The audit was conducted by measuring some key performance indicators for the services provided by service providers that are compatible with the standards and conditions of the licenses granted to them by the authority and the applicable regulatory framework.

The audit included the services of voice calls, SMS messages, and mobile internet data, including the service provided via the 5G network, where an audit was conducted on more than 58000 samples taken from the network of each service provider from different regions of the country during peak hours of working days, Including streets, main roads and highways.

The authority also used its quality control systems, which are equipped with the latest versions of devices and smartphones, to obtain results that reflect the reality of the experience of consumers of mobile communications services in the State of Qatar.

It is worth noting that the State of Qatar is seeking with all its efforts and at all levels to an exceptional hosting of the 2022 World Cup, less than three months before the start of the global event.