Ministry of Foreign Affairs signs Ooredoo to connect diplomatic missions

Over 100 Qatari diplomatic missions worldwide to get advanced telecoms services from Ooredoo

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Ministry of Foreign Affairs signs Ooredoo to connect diplomatic missions Ooredoo will provide telecoms services to Qatar's diplomatic missions through the new agreement.
By  Mark Sutton Published  March 7, 2016

Qatar's Ministry of Foreign Affairs (MOFA) has signed Ooredoo to provide high quality connectivity to over 100 diplomatic missions worldwide.

Under the agreement, Ooredoo will work with telecoms providers around the world to provide communications services including IP telephony and video conferencing, to connect missions even in remote areas.

The deal will also include the deployment of Riverbed WAN optimisation solutions, with backend systems deployed over an Ooredoo-managed WAN network, the Ooredoo Supernet, to give better application performance between missions and headquarters.

The project is expected to take three years to complete.

HE Saif Al Kuwari, director, Department of Information Systems & Technology Ministry of Foreign Affairs, said: "The MOFA Global Network is a landmark initiative from the Government of the State of Qatar, being led by the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, to ensure that our diplomatic missions are supported by a world-class communication and connectivity solution. As Qatar's profile continues to grow on the world stage, we are implementing cutting-edge infrastructure to ensure that all our teams can stay in-touch and receive and share information, updates and advice from their different territories."

Waleed Al-Sayed, chief executive officer, Ooredoo Qatar, said: "This agreement marks the next step for Ooredoo in becoming a truly global service provider. We are building a cutting-edge connectivity solution which will provide fast, reliable and secure communications for our Ministry representatives overseas. We are proud to be making this distinct contribution to Qatar's international diplomatic efforts, which are recognised and respected around the world."

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