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Cisco and Qatar’s Leading ICT Company Demonstrating How Internet of Everything Will Impact Region’s Diverse Market Sectors

DOHA, Qatar - 09 December 2014 - Cisco and Ooredoo Qatar are bringing the Internet of Everything (IoE) to life at ITU Telecom World in Doha, demonstrating connectivity across a number of market sectors including healthcare, retail, and sports.

Cisco is presenting demonstrations at Ooredoo’s Stand 7210.

On the opening day, the official delegation of H.E Sheikh Abdullah Bin Nasser Bin Khalifa Al Thani, Prime Minister and Interior Minister; H.E Hessa Sultan Al Jaber, Minister of Information and Communications Technology, ictQATAR; H.E. Sheikh Abdullah Bin Mohammed Bin Saud Al Thani, Chairman, Ooredoo; Dr Hamadoun Touré, Secretary General, ITU, visited the stand, being welcomed by Mohammad Hammoudi, General Manager, Cisco Qatar, who also stressed the importance of ICT security.

The IoE – the networked connection of people, processes, data and things – is transforming industries, countries, and communities and creating a global economic opportunity of USD 19 trillion to 2022, according to Cisco.

Demonstrating how the Middle East can leverage the IoE to drive new smart experiences, Cisco predicts the Middle East and Africa’s Internet traffic will grow 5.5-fold from 2013-2018. At 96.4 percent, Qatar has the second-highest level of household broadband penetration of developing countries worldwide, according to the UN Broadband Commission “State of Broadband 2014” report.

“ITU Telecom World being held in Doha demonstrates how the Middle East, and Qatar in particular, are increasingly being recognized as major hubs for ICT and at the forefront of driving change,” said Mohammad Hammoudi, General Manager, Cisco Qatar. “By joining forces with Ooredoo, we are demonstrating how the enabling architecture, solutions, and open ecosystem environment can make the IoE come to life.”

“Qatar is one of the world’s most connected countries and at ITU Telecom World, we are showcasing how Qatari businesses can connect and communicate in innovative ways never before thought possible with Ooredoo and world-class partners like Cisco. We are also demonstrating how we are delivering global best practices with products and services that transform both lives and businesses, driving the economies of the future,” said Sheikh Nasser bin Hamad bin Nasser al-Thani, Chief New Business Officer, Ooredoo Qatar.

ITU Telecom World builds on the joint support between Cisco and Ooredoo Qatar for enterprises with smart city, cloud, and managed services solutions.

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[ITU Telecom World 2014 - Mohammad] Mohammad Hammoudi, General Manager, Cisco Qatar welcomes visitors to Cisco demonstrations at Ooredoo’s stand at ITU Telecom World in Doha.

About Ooredoo
Ooredoo is Qatar’s leading communications company, delivering mobile, fixed, broadband internet and corporate managed services tailored to the needs of consumers and businesses. As a community-focused company, Ooredoo is guided by its vision of enriching people’s lives and its belief that it can stimulate human growth by leveraging communications to help people achieve their full potential. http://www.ooredoo.qa.


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