Qtel strengthens ties with Nepal
New direct cable connection to route voice traffic between the two countries
Qatari incumbent, Qtel, and Nepal Telecom have signed an agreement to support international telephone connections between Qatar and Nepal.
Under the terms of the agreement, voice traffic is to be routed directly via a newly-established cable interconnection. The direct cable connection is the only one of its kind between the two countries and will enable both the operators to offer a new range of call services to customers calling between Nepal and Qatar, according to Qtel.
Adel Al Mutawa, executive director, group communications, Qtel, said that it is the first communications company in the country to sign a direct agreement with a Nepalese counterpart.
Amar Nath Singh, managing director, Nepal Telecom, said that the agreement will provide a "dependable option" to the expatriate community in Qatar to be in constant touch with their friends and families in Nepal.
Apart from Qatar, Qtel has its presence in 17 countries spread in the MENA and South East Asian regions.