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The trailblazing woman who overlooks critical infrastructure at Qatar 2022

Behind the streamlined organisation for the tournament, a woman is the trailblazer of the project, watching closely for everything to fall into place at the right time, as Qatar will be watched under a microscope over the next month when 32 teams and over 1 million fans will visit the Middle East country.

Ahmad bin Ali Stadium: Rising from the rubble, now at Qatar 2022

The case of the “Ahmad bin Ali Stadium”, widely known as the Al-Rayyan stadium, the club which is the home of, is a curious one. The infrastructure was in place, yet the old arena was demolished in 2015 to make way to the new stadium, which has a capacity of 44.740 seats, ranking it fourth-biggest at Qatar 2022.

State-of-the-art AI system deployed at Qatar 2022 to ensure fan safety

Aspire Command and Control centre is the technical hub for the tournament, centralising all the operations for the eight stadiums thanks to the connected stadiums’ platform. It is a unique project for an event as complex as the FIFA World Cup is and only made possible thanks to the compact nature of host country Qatar and the relatively short distances between the venues, with the radius of the location of the stadiums being only 50 kilometres.

42 cameras and 4K HDR: How the 2022 FIFA World Cup is setting new benchmarks for TV production

At the 2022 FIFA World Cup, live broadcasting will benefit from a state-of-the-art fiber network system built by the Supreme Committee for Delivery & Legacy (SC). Qatar’s high-speed fiber optic network was tested during the FIFA Arab Cup, organized in 2021, which served as a test run for the World Cup, with six of the eight venues used at the World Cup being included in the competition.

Qatar 2022 – the first-ever FIFA World Cup edition connected through 5G

According to the Local Organising Committee, Qatar 2022 will be the first-ever 5G-powered edition of the FIFA World Cup in history, with all stadiums covered by the network, meaning access to high-speed internet – with download speeds expected to exceed 1Gbps – and seamless reliability for fans attending matches, even in crowded places, such as stadiums and metro stations.

Hawa’ak and Wain: Qatar’s answers to plenty of questions before the FIFA World Cup

One of the biggest innovations for the Qatar 2022 tournament was the adoption of Hawa’ak – an air quality monitoring system that uses an Internet of Things (IoT) platform to support real-time monitoring of air quality, weather & climate, and other environmental conditions, allowing users to access this information via multiple channels including mobile delivery, and web portals.