Football fans worldwide may have reason to rejoice as a partnership between multinational networking and telecommunications company Ericsson and Qatar’s leading telecom company, Ooredoo Qatar, will bring a unique 5G experience to fans of the round leather game across the country during the FIFA World Cup 2022.

In a statement announcing the partnership, Ericsson stated:

“The collaboration between the Swedish telecoms equipment maker and the Qatar-based carrier is anticipated to offer a new dimension to this worldwide football spectacle, which will take place from November to December 2022.”

This means that the partners will provide network optimization, event management, and 5G connectivity in eight stadiums across six cities and specialized fan zones, airports, and tourist attractions.

Ericsson will consequently be obliged to deliver network optimization via the use of industry-leading artificial intelligence-powered solutions, as well as the service of live and predictive network data to maximize potential. To ensure peak performance, the companies will also handle Ericsson Radio System products. Ericsson and Ooredoo Qatar will manage the performance of 5G radio access network (RAN) operations throughout the network using Ericsson Managed Services solutions.

Ericsson Radio Systems (ERS) has proposed hardware, Radio Access Network (RAN) compute, software, and services for radio, antenna system, transport, power, and site solutions to ensure a smooth and cost-effective transition from the current 4G network to 5G, thereby assisting communications service providers in launching the technology while expanding 5G coverage.

Ericsson’s 5G radio access solutions will provide the infrastructure required to fulfill the growing demand for high-bandwidth connections while also supporting the real-time, low-latency, high-reliability communication needs of mission-critical applications.

The two firms (Ooredoo Qatar and Ericsson) will also collaborate on event network management to enable football fans to enjoy the advantages of connection even before and during the regional championship, which will take place from November 30 to December 18 2021.

The progress of fifth-generation technology at stadiums is verified with the Ooredo-Ericsson collaboration to bring about a 5G-focused country-wide network modernization initiative. The two companies are actively implementing new technology toward the aim of statewide 5G coverage.

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“With great expectations for the big football tournament in Qatar in 2022, it is even more vital for us to exploit the potential of 5G fully,” says Sheikh Mohammed Bin Abdulla Al Thani, Deputy Group Chief Executive Officer and Chief Executive Officer of Ooredoo Qatar.

“As a worldwide pioneer in fifth-generation technology, we seek to provide seamless experiences to visitors as well as spectators and to present our subscribers with a highly digital, immersive, and intelligent Qatar 2022 tournament experience,” he said.