Great news from Vodafone Qatar
Vodafone Qatar has announced that it will roll-out fibre connectivity across The Pearl-Qatar following an agreement it signed with United Development Company (UDC) yesterday at Cityscape Qatar 2018.
Vodafone Qatar and UDC signed an agreement that will see The Pearl-Qatar benefit from a fibre network capable of handling speeds of up to 1Gbps. The new fibre roll-out will enable the provision of so-called ‘triple play’ services that combine voice, high speed Internet, and multimedia over IP, which provides access to high definition TV, premium content, video on demand, and home entertainment to thousands of buildings and homes on the island.
The agreement was signed by Vodafone Qatar CEO Sheikh Hamad Abdulla Jassim al-Thani and UDC President & CEO Ibrahim Jassim al-Othman during Cityscape Qatar 2018 where UDC is showcasing the progress and development of The Pearl-Qatar. More than 27,000 of the island’s current residents and 700 businesses will benefit from Vodafone Qatar’s high-speed fibre network with a further 7,000 residents and businesses expected to gain access in the coming months.
Sheikh Hamad said: “We’re proud that Vodafone Qatar’s fibre network will help create a gigabit community on The Pearl-Qatar, transforming its residents’ daily lives and enabling its businesses to innovate.
“Providing fibre in The Pearl-Qatar is an important milestone in achieving our strategic goal for digital services and driving the country’s digital transformation in support of Qatar National Vision 2030.” Al-Othman said: “Our vision for The Pearl-Qatar is to provide a suite of smart services and state-of-the-art technologies that enrich the lives of residents across the Island. As such, we are pleased to collaborate with Vodafone Qatar and introduce their fibre network here as it will facilitate easy access to superfast and reliable connectivity, entertainment, multimedia and much more.”
In the past few months, Vodafone Qatar has made significant progress in providing key entities with fixed infrastructure and services in line with the company’s commitment to significantly grow its fixed line network across the country.