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Ooredoo launches 1Gbps Fibre plan in Qatar

DOHA, June 9, 2016

Ooredoo today launched its new 1Gbps Fibre plan, the fastest fibre service available in Qatar, as the company continues to upgrade its nationwide Ooredoo Supernet.

Thanks to the new 1Gbps Fibre, Qatar has now become one of only 10 countries in the world able to provide this fastest-ever Fibre connection for homes, said a statement.

With the new fibre connection, customers can download a 30-minute 4K quality movie in three minutes and a two-hour HD movie in two minutes. Households can expect to see a smoother and faster experience for all users, as the speed will enable more people to enjoy being connected to the Internet at the same time, it said.

Ooredoo announced this achievement at a special VIP event in Doha, where Waleed Al Sayed, chief executive officer, Ooredoo Qatar, presented the incredible speeds of the service for the first time. In addition, the company premiered its all-new Platinum Homezone service, which provides comprehensive Wi-Fi coverage for large villas.

Al Sayed said: “Ooredoo continues to set new records with our big, fast network, and our on-going investment in our state-of-the-art Fibre network means that our customers can enjoy incredible 1Gbps Fibre speeds for the first time.”

“We are one of the first operators in the world to launch 1Gbps Fibre home services and the very first in Qatar. Ooredoo believes in future-proofing our network, and we continue to strive to bring our country the latest technology first,” he added.

To celebrate the launch, every customer who upgrades their current Fibre plan to the new breakthrough 1Gbps plan will get two months at no extra charge, before they start to pay the standard monthly price of QR1,900 ($521.5).  

While only compatible devices will be able to access speeds of up to 1Gbps, customers using the 1Gbps plan will be able to deploy more devices to their full potential in their homes.

As well as the 1Gbps Fibre launch, Ooredoo announced the launch of the luxury ‘Platinum HomeZone’ – a first-of-its-kind service that offers full Wi-Fi Internet coverage for customers with large villas and mansions.

By providing additional Internet points for Ooredoo customers with large houses or estates, Ooredoo ensures that Wi-Fi connectivity is strong and consistent throughout the entire home, as well as across outdoor spaces. Customers can even enjoy Wi-Fi coverage in their gardens and swimming pools by deploying the service, it said.
The Platinum HomeZone is custom-made for each house and customer’s needs, and works in all settings, providing strong signals even when faced with stubborn Internet conductor materials such as marble or oak.

The service has been designed in cooperation with HPE Aruba and GBM, and ensures that customers can access the Ooredoo Supernet at top speeds across their homes, the statement added. - TradeArabia News Service


Tags: Qatar | Internet | Fibre | Ooredoo |

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