Qtel, Lusail sign telecom services deal
Doha, June 25, 2012
Qtel and Lusail Real Estate Development have signed a major agreement which will see Qtel deliver advanced telecom services to the residents of the mega-development, including businesses and government entities.
Lusail, Qatar’s future city which will eventually provide accommodation for up to 200,000 people, is set to be one of region’s leading urban areas, offering marinas, residential areas, island resorts, commercial districts and leisure facilities.
The agreement will see Qtel take responsibility for the roll out of a new communications network across the entire development, offering high speed broadband to homes and businesses over Qtel fibre and outdoor and indoor mobile and high speed mobile broadband coverage, as well as a host of advanced communication services.
“Qtel has provided the network foundations for many of Qatar’s most important residential and commercial projects, and today’s agreement is among the most strategic we have ever signed,” said Waleed Al Sayed, chief operating officer, Qtel.
“We are pleased and proud that residents and businesses in Lusail will benefit from some of the most advanced communications services ever provided in Qatar, adding another element to this magnificent project.”
Essa Mohammed Ali Kaldari, CEO of Lusail Real Estate Development, said: “Our intention is that Lusail will provide the ultimate home and business destination, and world-class communications services will be part of the appeal for our residents and visitors. We are pleased to sign today’s agreement with Qtel, which marks another key milestone in the development of this ground-breaking project.”
Under the terms of the agreement, Qtel and Lusail will continue to work together to jointly conceive, review and approve the final design of the telecoms networks in the Lusail covering the provision of Qtel fixed and mobile services as well as a solution to support the provision of “smart city” ICT services. – TradeArabia News Service