Ooredoo to showcase 2022 FIFA World Cup technology at MWC 2015

Qatar-headquartered Ooredoo will give its first glimpse of the technology it will use to connect the 2022 FIFA World Cup at the forthcoming Mobile World Congress trade show in Barcelona.

The operator plans to demonstrate smart stadium technology as part of a showcase of four key technologies that group CEO Dr Nasser Marafih said could offer life-enhancing services for subscribers.

"Ooredoo Smart solutions offer the potential for us to transform the lives of our customers, by reducing energy usage, enabling greater automation, and providing more people with faster access to a world of information and educational material," Marafih commented.

The operator said smart stadium demonstrations will include a range of intelligent network solutions designed to deliver news and information to fans inside the stadiums and a global TV audience.

Also on show will be a suite of smart learning solutions designed to deliver access to education for adults and children, which will include a demonstration of Ooredoo's next generation mobile device management services that the operator stated enables schools to communicate with learners via their mobile phone.

Ooredoo is also lining up demonstrations of smart city technology including control centre services covering smart metering, gated community access control and CCTV surveillance systems. In a statement the operator noted it is already a lead partner of the Smart Cities Council in Qatar, and has organised a major conference in Indonesia to discuss the potential of smart cities.

The company is also preparing to demonstrate its machine-to-machine (M2M) technologies covering the energy, transport and financial sectors. In addition, Ooredoo will conduct ongoing trials of Mobile Connect, a GSM Association standard covering mobile identity designed to allow subscribers to securely access digital services on their mobile device.

Marafih said Ooredoo is "committed to being the first to deliver" the range of services that will be on show at MWC15. "By deploying our bigger, faster networks, we believe that Ooredoo can play a leadership role in introducing these services across our footprint," he noted.

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