Ooredoo Records Exceptional Data Traffic During FIFA World Cup

  • Publish date: Monday، 12 December 2022
Ooredoo Records Exceptional Data Traffic During FIFA World Cup

As the biggest sporting event in the world moves into the quarterfinals, Ooredoo, the official Middle East and Africa telecommunications operator of the FIFA World Cup Qatar 2022 has released statistics confirming the incredible demand for its network and services, which it has more than capably met.

Statistics show that after 48 games have been played, 2.46 million spectators have enjoyed the games at the eight stadiums.

533 TB of mobile data and 136 TB of Wi-Fi usage in and around the stadiums total approximately 533 TB. 58.6% of data was sent over the 4G network at up to 20Mbps, while 39.9% was sent via Ooredoo's cutting-edge 5G network at speeds up to 240Mbps. While at the tournament, roaming was used by 434,000 spectators.

A remarkable 7.5 million phone calls were placed, with 62.9% of them being made over VoLTE and a 99.95% call setup success rate.

"These remarkable numbers illustrate just how well prepared we were to organize such a significant international event in Qatar," said Sheikh Mohammed bin Abdulla Al Thani, Deputy Group Chief Executive Officer and Chief Executive Officer of Ooredoo Qatar.

Sheikh Al Thani added: "We were able to meet the demands of the event's attendees for lightning-fast internet, smooth connectivity, and dependable voice communications, allowing everyone to update their worlds with a greatly improved fan experience."

Ooredoo was more than ready for the FIFA World Cup Qatar 2022TM thanks to a complete 4G/5G mobile network modernization that included the most cutting-edge, cutting-edge hardware and features. This upgrade includes a complete modernization of the network's core, with a sophisticated cloud core network in cutting-edge data centers, and ensured adequate network capacity and resiliency throughout all network components for both national and international segments.

In order to maximize country-level coverage, encompassing stadiums, airports, rail networks, fan zones, and other FIFA-related facilities, outdoor radio sites underwent a significant update with the most recent 5G technology. Increased capacity for fan zones and other event hotspots has made it possible to accommodate people effectively.

The eight stadiums and their immediate surroundings are covered with 4G and 5G by more than 1,130 multi-beam antennas that are connected by more than 202km of fiber optic cable and 355km of RF wire. All eight stadiums are equipped with cutting-edge 5G, 4G, 3G, and 2G technologies thanks to mobile network services with more than 5,000 cells, 1,500 DOTs, TETRA services, and a Wi-Fi backbone.

More than 500 professionals on the ground have been working around the clock to support the cutting-edge network and service, ensuring seamless connectivity and incredibly reliable phone calls.

"The excitement is growing as we advance into the second half of the tournament, and we fully anticipate that demand for our world-class services will grow in parallel," Sheikh Mohammed bin Abdullah said.

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