Qatar preparing smart stadiums for upcoming events
Qatar is building world-class smart stadiums that will transform the experience of watching and attending sporting events, Ooredoo chief new business officer Sheikh Nasser bin Hamad bin Nasser al-Thani said in a keynote speech at the Soccerex Global Convention 2015 held in England.
The convention, which is the world's largest football business event, gathered representatives from Europe's top clubs, federations, government officials, local organising committees, tournament organisers, stadiums suppliers, and international media.
During his speech, Sheikh Nasser 'dazzled and excited' the international audience with the company's vision for smart stadiums, which will deploy the latest technology and the power of the Ooredoo Supernet to ensure fans enjoy every minute of a match.
He said: "Ooredoo's vision will support the creation of next generation of stadiums, which will deploy the latest network technology to transform the experience of watching sport. Visitors to the 2022 FIFA World Cup in Qatar will be able to see matches in these smart stadiums, and witness every moment of every game wherever they are sitting - and then share it with the world in an instant.
"They will be able to purchase tickets, snacks, and memorabilia using their mobile phones, and connect with their loved ones back home via voice, text, and video. It will be the first technology-supercharged World Cup in history."
Ooredoo is using its participation in Soccerex to showcase the full range of next-generation smart technology that it will deploy for the 2022 FIFA World Cup in Qatar.
These solutions include a network of HD video cameras and digital signage, and an impressive Sports Venue & Precinct Management Platform to interconnect building and fan management systems.
This state-of-the-art platform will include full access to control systems for an integrated range of functions such as video surveillance, ticketing, point of sale and cashless payment, smart cards, staff time and attendance management, and smart building energy management. Each system is equipped with the latest technology 'to make sure things run as smoothly as possible.'
Qatar's Supreme Committee for Delivery & Legacy was also at the event to showcase the country's on-going support for football and the nation's readiness to host the 2022 FIFA World Cup.
Ooredoo's role within the football industry has always been to showcase the nation's readiness to host the 2022 FIFA World Cup, as well as encourage people to become more active in sports. The company has a long history of supporting sporting activities both nationally and internationally.