Visitors flock to Vodafone Qatar’s high-tech Fan Zone at Arabian Gulf Cup

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Vodafone Qatar, the Official Telecommunications Sponsor of the 24th Arabian Gulf Cup, has upped the fan experience with a high-tech Fan Zone at Khalifa International Stadium, where thousands of football fans attending the opening match between Qatar and Iraq enjoyed the very latest technology in real-time gaming.


The Fan Zone gives visitors the chance to experience an Augmented Reality (AR) game powered by Vodafone’s 5G GigaNet network as well as a Virtual Reality (VR) football game. 5G technology provides gamers with ultra-fast speed, a more reliable connection and ultra-low latency to enjoy an enhanced gaming experience. The Fan Zone is open at Khalifa International Stadium until the final match is played on 8 December.

The AR game has been specially customized to incorporate elements of the Arabian Gulf Cup, while the mascot Sodeifi guides participants through their games. Participants also have the opportunity to play on 5G handsets powered by Vodafone’s high-speed 5G network. Integrating game visual and audio content with the user’s environment in real time, AR gaming showcased how Vodafone’s 5G GigaNet network transforms real-time gaming. In turn, fans can get into the action in the VR Game that transports each participant right into the arena where they can show off their football skills.

Vodafone Qatar Chief Executive Officer, Sheikh Hamad Abdulla Al-Thani, said: “It has been an exciting start to the highly anticipated Arabian Gulf Cup, making us even more delighted to have extended the fan experience well beyond the pitch and into our Fan Zone. Vodafone Qatar demonstrates how cutting-edge technology can transform the way people stay entertained and we hope that fans will truly enjoy our virtual reality gaming experiences as part of an unforgettable Arabian Gulf Cup 2019.”