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Football Success in Qatar for IoT mobile and data specialist Cellhire!

[20 January 2023] York, UK. Global IoT and mobile data specialist Cellhire provided over 5,000 mobile connections to teams, sponsors, media and other attendees at the FIFA World Cup Qatar 2022.

Global media, including public and commercial tv and radio, online-streaming broadcasters and press agencies, utilised a combination of large data bundles on Cellhire SIM cards, mobile hotspots, smartphones and other value-added telecoms services to allow them to coordinate their operations at the World Cup in an effective and highly secure manner on Ooredoo’s 5G network.

Cellhire Group Chief Operating Officer, Tim Taylor, says, “Establishing a strong partnership with the leading mobile network in Qatar, Ooredoo, before the World Cup, helped us to provide a high quality and seamless service to our clients during the event.  The relationship was not only important for clients attending the FIFA World Cup Qatar 2022 but for our core global connectivity business.  Our success in Qatar provides us with excellent momentum as we move towards the Women’s World Cup in Australia and New Zealand later this summer, countries for which we already have well established direct network relationships.”

Cellhire is the preferred supplier of mobile data and M2M and IoT connectivity for clients involved in major events around the world. Being able to offer secure mobile data connections for use across the globe reduces clients’ roaming costs and helps to protect user privacy and mitigate risk to personal data.

“We have an excellent track record in the international sports and entertainment fields for providing data connections and mobile telecom solutions through the close relationships we have with network providers around the world.  In total, we have provided many tens of thousands of connections at major events, such as Olympic, Paralympic and Winter Olympic Games, FIFA World Cup, UEFA Euro Finals, Commonwealth Games and the Tour de France. These connections enable the media to have reliable and secure data connections to report and live-broadcast to their audiences,” adds Taylor.

Cellhire will provide similar services and connectivity at the Rugby World Cup France 2023 and the Paris 2024 Olympic and Paralympic Games, where the company has a long-standing relationship with the French Mobile Network Operator Orange and with whom Cellhire operates as a Full MVNO.

About Cellhire

Cellhire ( is a leading global telecoms provider of mobile communications, M2M/IoT services and data connectivity to enterprise clients and indirect partners worldwide.

Established in 1987, the group serves EMEA, Americas and APAC with offices in the UK, USA, France, Germany and Japan. Partnering with mobile network operators globally, Cellhire provides access to mobile connectivity at market-leading commercials to companies worldwide.

The company is committed to delivering the highest standards of customer service which is underlined by its continued attainment of ISO 9001, the internationally recognised quality standard. Cellhire has worked with Investors in People (IIP) since 2004 and holds the We Invest In People Gold standard. Additionally, the company won the highly coveted Queen’s Award for International Enterprise, as a result of its success as a specialist in the delivery of mobile communication solutions for events around the world.

Since 2019, Cellhire has attained ISO 27001, the internationally recognised Information Security Management System Standard (ISMS).

Cellhire recently secured a significant investment from mid-market private equity house LDC for a minority stake, to accelerate its substantial growth plans.


IoT use cases within healthcare

IoT Within Health Care

The healthcare sector is a fast paced industry which looks for the most efficient and cost-effective ways of working. Over the past few years the sector has developed dramatically with the help of IoT and we are now starting to see technologies that we have only dreamt about taking physical form.

This is an opportunity you don’t want to miss out on, because your current healthcare contacts could unlock you hidden revenue by offering more than just the basic IoT.

It is key to acknowledge this progress and appreciate where this could lead us in the future. IoT is taking many industries by storm but one with the biggest impact on society is within healthcare, which is why we are here to round up our top 5 use cases.

Smart beds – Monitor beds for movement and wetting while having an easy way for patients to call for help or control the bed. This provides a better patient experience and increases employee efficiency.

Dose management – Control the amount of medicine being distributed to reduce readmission rates and lower costs due to better long-term management. This also increases employee and patient experience.

Independent living – Technology now gives people suffering with conditions such as dementia an opportunity to live independently with bed sensors, GPS/movement trackers and drug management.

Remote condition communication – Ambulances which are connected are allowing paramedics to be continuously connected to the emergency doctors, providing a way to share patient details and symptoms before they even reach the hospital. This creates better efficiency and improves waiting times.

Wearables – Wearable IoT devices assist teams in collecting data about patients sleep patterns, temperature and heart rate. It immediately transfers the data to nurses and is also ideal for offsite management.

IoT Within Health Care

As you can see from these use cases IoT is reshaping the world of healthcare making hospitals and home living more efficient with better patient and employee experience. So which IoT solutions do you currently offer to your clients and what will you begin to offer now?

At Cellhire we help you push the boundaries of technology with over 30 years’ experience in the industry and are continuously looking to support businesses in welcoming IoT to their everyday processes. To find out more about how we can support you with IoT click here.