Record 36TB mobile data used at Qatar World Cup 2022

Peak 5G Speed of 2Gbps
Record 36TB mobile data used at Qatar World Cup 2022

The first 5G-powered FIFA World Cup tournament saw a mobile data traffic global record of a phenomenal 36TB, with fans connecting to friends and loved ones both in Doha and across the world as viewers everywhere watched the spectacular opening, according to Ooredoo, the official Middle East & Africa Telecommunications Operator of FIFA World Cup Qatar 2022.  

As many as 620,000 voice calls were made during the amazing event, with voice call accessibility greater than 99.8 percent and a VoLTE call drop rate of just 0.12 percent. 5G speeds crossed an awesome peak of 2Gbps. 

The opening ceremony of FIFA World Cup Qatar 2022™️ took place at Al Bayt stadium on Sunday 20 November 2022, with a phenomenal capacity crowd packing the venue.

Ooredoo’s 5G network and its state-of-the-art fiber ensured superfast, reliable connectivity and superior-quality voice calling, enabling a vastly enhanced fan experience for all those attending the once-in-a-lifetime event. Connectivity extended beyond the stadium, allowing fans to share their experience with friends and loved ones right from their journey from home. 

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A team of experts on the ground monitored networks and operations from hours before the event and beyond the final whistle of the first match, to ensure seamless service. 

Snapchat was the most preferred app in the stadium, followed by Instagram and WhatsApp.

Ooredoo’s Service Operation Centre was ready with more than 100 experts and the latest innovative solutions for AI real-time monitoring of network performance to ensure the best possible customer experience, with on-ground teams available in the stadium and its surrounding areas.

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