Vodafone Qatar launches 4G network

June 03, 2014 - 4:02:44 am
Kyle Whitehill (centre), CEO, Vodafone Qatar, with other officials at the launch of 4G service yesterday. Abdul Basit

DOHA: Vodafone Qatar yesterday launched the country’s newest 4G network service, newest content proposition and newest in-store experience for its over 1.3m customers.

From today, Vodafone customers with a 4G enabled device will automatically get the service, at no subscription fees, to enjoy using their existing data bundles. 

Kyle Whitehill, CEO, said “We know data is important for our Qatari customers, we rolled 4G where they exist and regularly hangout, a new milestone in our strategy to acquire more high- value customers and high data users. 

“At the same time, we have been investing heavily in our 3G network with upgrades to cater for all our 3G customers.”

Customers who love movies and music, Vodafone has come out with amazing content propositions with its 4G service.

For this, Vodafone has partnered with ‘Go by OSN’ and Anghami, leading entertainment service provider, to give customers access to a huge selection of movies, series and music. 

‘Go’, OSN’s premium online TV service, offers Qatar residents access to thousands of hours of entertainment, including Hollywood blockbusters, critically-acclaimed Arabic productions, award-winning TV series and popular kids content. 

The service is available on PCs and Macs, smartphones and tablets and subscribers can take advantage of dual-device screening, where two shows can be streamed on separate devices simultaneously while the parental control feature empowers families to choose the content that is viewed.

With up to a six-month trial followed by QR37 a month, customers choosing ‘Go by OSN’ can access over 500 movies, 150 series and over 100 kids and family shows.

Subscribers can also enjoy up to 8GB of free video streaming from ‘Go by OSN’ every month. This comes in time for the holy month of Ramadan, where the most anticipated Ramadan series will be available.

Paulo Ferreira, Head of Commercial and Digital, OSN, said: “We launched ‘Go by OSN’ last month and the response has been overwhelming. There is no other service in the market that has multiple Hollywood studio deals which enables ‘Go’ to play host to the most critically-acclaimed and diversified Western and Arabic content.”

Also, customers can choose to sign up to Anghami extra with up to six months’ free trial followed by QR20 a month. 

They will also enjoy a generous 1GB of Anghami streaming and downloading. Anghami provides a seamless experience to listen to unlimited music on-the-go on your mobile. 

“With Vodafone 4G, speed is just the start: it’s what you do with it that really matters. We are taking 4G into a new realm by offering entertainment options; and changing the tune with all the music you could want. 4G is finally worth getting and there’s plenty to look forward to,” said Rasha El Azharay, Head, Ultra Broadband, Vodafone.

The latest product of Vodafone Qatar can be availed through compatible mobile, tablet, or MiFi, a portable device that can be connected with many devices for Internet service. It also offers an innovative data transfer service through Vodafone Red Box, which allows customers the peace of mind whenever they are purchasing a new device.

Customers will now be able to walk out of Vodafone’s stores with all their contacts, photos, videos and music on their new phone immediately. 

The Peninsula