Major Global Companies to Participation at ITU Telecom World 2014 in Qatar…

ITU Telecom World Conference in Doha will Examine Latest Developments in Smart City, Smart Office, Smart Building and Smart Stadium technology

As Qatar prepares to host the 2014 ITU Telecom World Conference in Qatar with the support of Ooredoo, the organisers have confirmed the participation of some of the world’s largest technology and telecommunications companies.

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. In particular, new innovations in so-called “Smart Technology” – including Smart City, Smart Building and Smart Stadium technology – will be on display for the first time.

Alcatel-Lucent, Cisco, Intel, ZTE, Nokia, Huawei Technologies, and Ericsson are among the leading companies that have confirmed their participation at the event, which will take place in Doha from 7- 10 December 2014.

Smart City technology will use the latest innovations to make people’s lives easier, greener and more sustainable. A number of new developments will use smart technology to manage traffic flow, power access, and security from central operation centres, providing greater efficiency and effectiveness.

Sheikh Saud bin Nasser Al Thani, CEO, Ooredoo Qatar, said: “At Ooredoo, we are working with some of the world’s leading companies to develop bespoke solutions for Qatar’s key strategic projects. This involves cutting-edge contributions by companies like Alcatel-Lucent, Cisco, Intel, ZTE, Nokia Huawei Technologies, and Ericsson – supported by the industry insight and local knowledge of Ooredoo.”

“ITU Telecom World will offer a major display  of this collaborate approach and will provide an insight into the next generation of technology that will help build Qatar’s smart buildings, smart stadia and smart offices of the future,” he added.

Ooredoo is set to host an ‘Imaginarium’ at the heart of the event, which promises to be a unique experience for visitors and delegates. The imaginarium will enable visitors to experience new-wave technologies and see how they will change life in Qatar for the better.

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 showfloor. It draws a unique mix of public and private sectors representing both emerging and developed markets from around the world.

The previous edition of the conference took place in Bangkok, Thailand last year and witnessed the confluence of over 6,000 participants from 153 countries.

Qatar was selected as a host country for the ITU Telecom World 2014 following a competitive selection process among several bidding ITU Member States, with ictQATAR asking Ooredoo to organise the event on behalf of the nation.