Ooredoo has signed a memorandum of understanding (MoU) with QTerminals to design state-of-the-art, high-availability WAN infrastructure and hosting solutions that enable the complete suite of unified communications across their locations in Qatar.
In addition to this, Ooredoo and QTerminals will collaborate and share information in relation to the Internet of Things (IoT) product and services, the company has said in a statement.
The government is supporting the growth of Hamad Port, one of the Middle East’s largest ports, in line with Qatar National Vision 2030 to drive economic diversification and enhance the country’s ports and logistics innovations in the highly competitive ports and logistics fields. At Hamad Port, QTerminals provides container, general cargo and Ro-Ro, livestock and offshore supply services.
Thanks to this MoU, Ooredoo and QTerminals will jointly explore partnership opportunities in the space of IoT and 5G technology to spur new levels of productivity, efficiency and competitiveness, the statement explains.
Yousuf Abdulla al-Kubaisi, chief operating officer at Ooredoo, said: “In signing this MoU with QTerminals, we’re leveraging best practices in innovative technology and experience in supporting Qatar’s mega-projects in order to explore ways that will support QTerminals’ digital transformation.
“Using the IoT sensors on ships and containers, with data transmitted via 5G, QTerminals can predict shipping demand peaks, enhance operations and optimise throughput.”
The multi-modal Hamad Port currently has an annual yard capacity of 2mn TEUs (twenty-foot equivalent units). The port’s yard capacity is set to grow to 7.5mn TEUs in the coming years, including being able to host 1.7mn tonnes of general freight and 500,000 vehicles per year.
Neville Bissett, CEO of QTerminals, said: “As Hamad Port expands, the real-time infrastructure to optimise port operations, enhance security and Customs inspections, and to share data across our employees and enhance workforce productivity, become very crucial. Hence, our discussions with Ooredoo regarding the IoT and 5G technology as we are keen to continue the transformation of Hamad Port into one of the world’s leading ports and logistics innovators.”
Business customers “can leverage the Ooredoo Advantage, making Ooredoo Best for Business, thanks to its breadth and depth of talent, best fixed and mobile networks, broadest portfolio of ICT services and solutions, and for being a trusted partner for 60 years”, the statement adds.
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