Qtel to deploy hitech infrastructure at Doha airport
Doha, March 7, 2012
Qatar Telecom (Qtel), the country's leading telecom services provider, said it has signed a landmark agreement to deploy its world-class communications infrastructure at the New Doha International Airport (NDIA).
The mammoth NDIA will be one of the world’s major aviation hubs when it opens in 2012, capable of supporting more than 50 million passengers, two million tonnes of cargo, and 100 aircraft parking stands when fully developed.
This historic agreement will see passengers at the next generation aviation hub enjoy the fastest connections and wide range of advanced services, said Qtel chairman Sheikh Abdullah Bin Mohammed Bin Saud Al Thani after signing the deal with NDIA steering committee chairman Abdul Aziz Mohammad al-Noaimi.
As per the deal, Qtel will provide an airport wide telephone system (AWTS), deploying hitech IP telephony to deliver voice services, and also customised to interface with NDIA’s specific Airport Wide Applications.
The signing ceremony was attended by senior officials including Dr Hamadoun Toure, the secretary-general of the ITU and other representatives from Qatar Airways.
The investment in travel and transportation facilities is a key part of Qatar’s vision for diversifying the economy, the officials said.
To accommodate this incredible volume of traffic, the executive team at NDIA sought a truly world-class communication partner, selecting Qtel in a highly-competitive review process that involved many of the world’s leading communications companies.
“Qatar is forging ahead building the world’s finest transport facilities, connecting the world and enabling the further economic development of our nation,' said Sheikh Abdullah.
'We are proud to have been selected as a communication partner and we will ensure that the communication infrastructure available at NDIA is among the finest in the world,' he stated.
“We believe that Qatar’s investment in aviation connectivity and communication connectivity will help transform our nation into one of the leading countries of the information age, and we are proud to be making this contribution,” he added.
As the new home of Qatar Airways, the world’s fastest-growing premium airline, NDIA will function as a major gateway to the region, necessitating world-class communications systems, said Al Noaimi.
'The NDIA has been designed to be a state-of-the-art facility, setting new standards in airport and airline efficiency, passenger convenience and service levels,' he noted.
'We reviewed the solutions proposed by some of the world’s best communications companies, and decided that Qtel was the partner who would deliver the right solution for our passengers and for the airlines,' he added.-TradeArabia News Service