Qtel, Atco launch new wireless ISP
Manama, May 11, 2008
Qatar Telecom (Qtel) and Saudi Arabia's A.A. Turki Corporate Trading and Construction (Atco) have teamed up to launch wi-tribe, a new international wireless broadband provider in the region.
The wi-tribe aims to deliver instant wireless broadband connectivity from North Africa across the Middle East and up to Asia region.
With its regional corporate office in Bahrain, the wi-tribe has the license to launch services in both Jordan and Pakistan thus creating the opportunity for thousands of individuals and businesses to join the World Wide Web, said a company official.
wi-tribe was conceived to bring people from all walks of life together and create a new interactive online community that lives and breathes internet.
Utilising the latest WiMAX technology, wi-tribe will provide broadband internet access through a portable wireless modem that simply plugs into the customer's computer without the need for a fixed telephone line.
WiMAX represents the very latest in hassle-free internet service provider technology taking away the dependency of the traditional telephone line.
Commenting on the launch of wi-tribe, Sheikh Fahd Al Thani, chairman of wi-tribe and chief operating officer of Qtel, said, 'This is a very proud day for everyone involved with wi-tribe. Historically Qtel is defined by its commitment to its customers and to bringing innovation to
'Consumer broadband is an important pillar of growth for Qtel to achieve its 20:20 vision of becoming one of the top 20 operators in the world by 2020,' he quipped.
Al Thani said the main passion of wi-tribe was the care of its customers, 'who we call wi-tribers.'
'Qtel's customer care strategy is to provide the best service available and tend to their needs. Welcome to wi-tribe: welcome to your tribe.'
Dr Sami Hinedi, wi-tribe's group chief executive officer, said, 'Wi-tribe is ready to truly revolutionise communications through our core brand values: independence, freedom, individuality, innovation and an obsession with customer satisfaction. Regionally we are currently looking at new opportunities and will announce expansion plans later on.'
'wi-tribe is focused to develop a new and exciting way to work, play, exchange and share on-line. With numerous potential subscribers across a culturally dynamic section of the globe, wi-tribe will constantly develop the best solutions in the market to meet the individual needs of the consumer,' added Dr Sami.
'We aim to set a new benchmark in customer care. Amongst the international workforce behind wi-tribe the ethos is to always treat others as they would wish to be treated as consumers, with transparency and a strong sense of ethics,' Dr Sami added.
Ziad Al Turki of Atco said wi-tribe benefits from successful online systems and solutions to ensure the highest quality of product is<