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Posted On: 7 December 2014 06:39 am
Updated On: 12 November 2020 01:52 pm

Ooredoo to Showcase Global Design Innovations in ITU Telecom World Doha

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Qatar’s leading communications company, Ooredoo, will showcase a range of innovations at the upcoming 2014 ITU Telecom World Conference from the 7-10 December in their special “Imaginarium” display.

Ooredoo’s ‘imaginarium’ – a space set at the heart of the event – promises to display new-wave technologies that will change life in Qatar for the better. The stand will have special pods to showcase new smart technology from different international companies that will have a major impact on people’s lives throughout Qatar and the world.

On display will be a range of distinct areas, with everything from smart infrastructure (5G and Next Gen Fibre), smart entertainment, “Internet of Everything”, connected cars, next generation education, health and workplace solutions, to mega-city and municipality services management, intelligent transport and smart stadiums.

In all, it will be the most complete display of next-generation technology ever staged in Qatar or the region, demonstrating Ooredoo’s leadership role in driving the latest and the best technology for businesses and consumers.

Waleed Al Sayed, Chief Operating Officer, Ooredoo Qatar, said: “Ooredoo’s imaginarium will showcase some of the most advanced smart technology in the world, as we host global innovations and technology that will help build Qatar’s smart cities, smart buildings and smart stadia. We have laid the foundation for this growth by creating Qatar’s bigger, faster network – now we will offer people a first glimpse of the incredible innovations that will coming soon to Qatar and around the world.”

Technology and innovation will be key themes at this year’s ITU Telecom World Conference.

Earlier in the year, ITU hosted a worldwide search for innovators, designers and entrepreneurs who use technologies like 3D printing and advanced robotics to attend the event at the Qatar National Convention Centre.

Selected entrants from this search will be showcased at ‘the Lab’, a dedicated space where the event’s participants can discuss, touch, interact, and experiment with truly cutting-edge innovations.

Pioneered at ITU Telecom World 2013 in Bangkok, the Lab demos last year included origami-inspired robotics, gravity-powered lighting, thought-controlled gaming and Paro, a therapeutic robot in the form of a baby seal.

“The advent of technologies such as 3D Printing, robots and Unarmed, Unmanned Aerial Vehicles – or UUAVs – have significantly enhanced the possibilities for transforming lives, especially in the remotest corners of the world,” said ITU Secretary-General Hamadoun Touré. “I am delighted that our upcoming event in Doha will provide the ideal platform to showcase these technologies to a global audience and help us realise their full potential.”

ITU Telecom World is the leading platform for the global ICT community to debate the future of the sector, network at the highest level and showcase products, solutions and investment opportunities on the event show-floor. It draws a unique mix of public and private sectors representing both emerging and developed markets from around the world.

Held for the first time in Doha, the event will provide an important update on new developments in communication technology, and exploring how these are transforming our lives, with a particular focus on areas that are being deployed in Qatar and the wider region.