Qtel launches new mobile Internet device
Doha, April 7, 2010
Qatar Telecom (Qtel), the leading telecom services provider in Qatar, has launched a new personal mobile device that enables people to create their own Internet access from anywhere in Qatar.
My-Fi lets up to five people to access the device at any time, using laptops, SmartPhones, gaming consoles or any other Wi-Fi-enabled devices, a statement said.
This is the first time that advanced My-Fi devices have been made available in Qatar, and Qtel is one of the first operators in the region to offer the device to all customers, the statement added.
The My-Fi device, which is smaller than the average mobile phone, has up to four hours battery life and enables up to five people using Wi-Fi capable devices to access the Internet at speeds up to 7.2 Mbps running over Qatar’s 3G mobile broadband network.
Qtel’s customers can effectively create their own secure personal wireless hotspot anywhere in Qatar, with special security features that means they can choose who can use the My-Fi device to access the Internet.
Available for QR639 ($175.5), My-Fi works with the full range of Qtel’s mobile broadband price plans, according to the statement. – TradeArabia News Service