Ooredoo hits 100,000 fibre customer milestone
Doha, January 14, 2014
Ooredoo, Qatar’s leading telecom company, has announced that it has reached the milestone of providing Broadband fibre connection to more than 100,000 customers in Qatar.
This puts the country on track to becoming one of the best-connected nations in the world, a statement said.
More than 80 per cent of homes in Qatar now have an Ooredoo fibre connection, and the service continues to roll out to new areas every week.
In a global study based on figures from the FTTH Council, Qatar was recognised as the fastest nationwide rollout of fibre in the world in 2012, judged by the percentage of homes passed by fibre and the number of homes connected in the year – with customers benefiting from this global achievement, it said.
In-line with its promise to ensure that as many people as possible have access to world-class fibre services, Ooredoo has continued to offer the widest possible range of packages for customers, so that people are able to switch from copper to fibre services and enjoy faster speeds and greater reliability, and pick the package that best suits their needs, it added.
As well as improving Internet services for customers, fibre connection is also transforming the digital entertainment industry. For as little as QR17 per month, Ooredoo’s Fibre customers have access to the High Definition Mozaic TV service, including hundreds of live channels in unmatched picture quality with the ability to pause, rewind and record, it said.
This advanced TV service also gives instant access to thousands of videos and TV series from the On Demand catalogues at a touch of a button from their remote control.
Home users and business customers can access the fastest Internet speeds – the 100Mbps plan –for QR650 per month, with basic fibre packages starting at QR233 for home broadband and voice services, said the company.
Ooredoo’s investment in fibre will continue throughout 2014, it said. – TradeArabia News Service