Vodafone Qatar, in partnership with Qatar Rail, has launched a public Wi-Fi service on the Doha Metro Red, Green and Gold lines to provide passengers with Internet access at all stations and on board trains.
"The fully managed Wi-Fi is one of Qatar’s very few projects to provide seamless Internet access while users are on the move," Vodafone Qatar said in a statement on Tuesday.
The coverage spans the Metro facilities, both above and below ground, including the 37 stations and all trains on each of the three lines, to give passengers uninterrupted connectivity.
HE Abdullah bin Abdulaziz Turki al-Subaie, MD and CEO of Qatar Rail, said: “We are pleased to have Vodafone join us as the official Wi-Fi provider for the Doha Metro rail network. The extensive Internet coverage makes our passengers' journey more convenient and comfortable by facilitating connectivity from any part of the rail network. With Vodafone’s expertise on hand, we are confident to provide best-in-class service to our customers.”
Vodafone Qatar CEO Sheikh Hamad Abdulla al-Thani said, "The Doha Metro is one of the most important public facilities in the country, providing an affordable, fast and convenient means of transport to thousands of people daily. We are proud to be Qatar Rail's partner of choice in adding Wi-Fi access to their superior service. Vodafone Qatar is committed to making the best telecom service available to consumers, and with our world-class network, Metro patrons will be able to experience our reliable Internet connection during their commute."
The public Wi-Fi will feature a highly secure data privacy platform along with a sophisticated tool that will enable Qatar Rail to analyse the customer journey in terms of the frequency with which they use the Doha Metro, the duration and geographic movement to help improve the quality of their service, the statement notes.
Anyone on the Metro premises will be eligible to register for the service regardless of the telecom operator they use or if they are roaming in Qatar. Upon registration, they will immediately have access to 30 minutes of free Internet access daily, valid for use throughout the day of activation.
Users can also choose to purchase one of several premium plans for their day-, week- or month-long Internet consumption.
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