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QTel aims for 100% fibre access in Qatar
25 May 2012
Qatar Telecom’s Huawei contract will see broadband penetration reaching almost all homes and businesses
fibre to the home
Qatar Telecom has expanded its fibre-to-the-home deal with Huawei under which both parties will continue fibre broadband services deployment to cover a further 90,000 connections. This contract will see the broadband penetration reaching close to 100% of the homes and business, providing speeds of up to 100 megabits a second.
Waleed Al Sayed, Qtel Qatar’s COO, said: “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. The roll-out of these additional 90,000 connections has already begun.”
This 1 billion Qatari rials ($275 million) fibre project was launched in January 2012.
Sayed added: “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.” GTB
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