Qtel, Huawei extend broadband service tie-up
Doha, May 24, 2012
Qtel, the leading telecom service provider in Qatar, has signed an agreement with Huawei to extend the Fibre to the Home programme aimed delivering advanced broadband services in the country.
This latest agreement will see Qtel’s fibre broadband rollout extended to cover an additional 90,000 connections, which will bring the broadband penetration close to 100 per cent of the households and business in Qatar.
Qtel Fibre will provide a host of benefits for the people of Qatar as well as making an important contribution to the educational, commercial and governmental sectors.
“It is important strategic alliance that will contribute to the growth and development of Qatar, making it one of the best-connected countries in the world,” said Waleed Al Sayed, COO of Qtel Qatar.
“The rollout of these additional 90,000 connections has already begun. We have already laid fibre passing 126,000 homes, have connected 30,000 homes to the fibre network and 10,000 households are already enjoying the fibre services.”
Xiao Ning, Huawei country manager for Qatar said: “Huawei welcomes this opportunity to continue this alliance with Qtel and to support Qtel in the development of advanced services to the country of Qatar. We are also delighted that Qtel have shown their continued trust in the relationship with Huawei.”
The robust bandwidth capacity of fibre will deliver a much higher quality of online experience for customers in Qatar, while ensuring that the infrastructure is capable of supporting the next generation of services and applications.
It is the largest infrastructure project of its kind to be implemented by Qtel, with Internet speeds of up to 100 Mbps, and will change the way people experience online education and entertainment. – TradeArabia News Service