With the key themes of the event being ‘5G Connect’, ‘Advancing AI’, ‘Cloud Net’, ‘FinTech’, ‘Internet of Everything’ and ‘Tech Horizon’, Ooredoo met with many of its established partners as well as new and potential partners to explore opportunities within these themes.
The group made several high-profile announcements at the event and signed several high profile partnerships with industry leaders.
One of the highlights of the event was the announcement that Ooredoo has been selected by sports giant FIFA and the Supreme Committee for Delivery and Legacy as the official global connectivity service provider for the FIFA World Cup Qatar 2022 to provide a global network linking Doha to various points of presence. in Europe and Asia.
MWC attendees learned about Ooredoo’s collaboration with Ericsson and Nokia through which the telecom operator will provide a dedicated LTE network that would provide high-availability voice and data services to support oilfield applications and operations. and gas in these remote locations beyond the normal fixed and mobile network footprint. .
Details were also shared on the partnership with Toyota and KDDI through which Ooredoo will be the connectivity provider for connected cars in Qatar.
Ooredoo and Google Cloud have signed a Memorandum of Understanding for a strategic technology partnership that will advance Ooredoo’s digital offerings.
The MoU will see Google Cloud play an important role in enhancing the multiple end-user and enterprise services offered by Ooredoo across its global footprint.
In line with the industry’s enthusiasm for the phenomenal potential of eSports, Ooredoo has shared an update on its own eSports brand, Ooredoo Nation – Gamers’ Land, with recent developments including the launch of mods game add-ons for postpaid plans; the launch of Channel 0, a channel dedicated to games on Ooredoo tv; the latest Ooredoo Arena tournaments; and collaborating with Dell Technologies to further the commitment to contribute to the esports scene in Qatar and the region.
An exciting partnership with SAP was also announced, with this collaboration seeing SAP consolidating Ooredoo’s ERP applications into a centralized cloud platform to enhance user experience through end-to-end integrated processes.
Both Asiacell Iraq and Ooredoo Kuwait were praised by speed and network specialist Ookla for their service.
Sheikh Mohamed bin Abdulla al-Thani, Deputy Group CEO and CEO of Ooredoo Qatar, said: “We were delighted to be back at Mobile World Congress, an event that we consider essential for our business and an opportunity unrivaled way to connect with our industry. We are entering a new phase of ICT development and growth, full of potential, and MWC is the ideal platform through which we can explore new opportunities with big names around the world.
“A key part of our business strategy is to seek out, establish and develop partnerships with the biggest global names in our industry, and our many meetings and discussions have generated exciting partnerships and promising opportunities. We thank the MWC organizers for such a productive and enjoyable event and look forward to seeing the undeniably positive effects on our business as a result.
Further meetings with industry giants Ericsson, Nokia and Huawei regarding the recent merger between Indosat Ooredoo and CK Hutchison – forming Indonesia’s second largest telecom operator, Indosat Ooredoo Hutchison – and the significance of the contribution of the three entities to the new company’s network integration project.
Other high level meetings included discussions with Amazon Web Services, Samsung, ZTE, Meta, Oracle, Cisco, Microsoft and Tofane/iBasis.