Home / / Vodafone to roll out WiMAX in Qatar

Vodafone to roll out WiMAX in Qatar

ictQatar takes decision to promote healthy competition in market

After winning the second fixed line licence, Vodafone and the Qatar Foundation consortium has stated that it will also offer WiMAX services to its customers.

The decision to package WiMAX with the fixed line licence was made by ictQATAR, the country’s telecom regulator, according to its executive director William Fagan.

“Qatar is too small for a WiMAX operator to compete with two fixed line operators,” Fagan told Qatar daily Gulf Times.

“We thought if the second operator can combine the WiMAX with the fibre that is going to be put into Lusail and The Pearl Qatar among other places, we can complement the two services,” Fagan added.

Qtel has already been granted the license to offer WiMAX in the country and the latest decision by ictQATAR will encourage healthy competition in the market.

Follow us to get the most comprehensive technology news in UAE delivered fresh from our social media accounts on Facebook, Twitter, Youtube, and listen to our Weekly Podcast. Click here to sign up for our weekly newsletter on curated technology news in the Middle East and Worldwide.

REGISTER NOW | Webinar Event | Security you can bank on – Safeguarding the Middle East’s financial sector

Presented in partnership with security and network specialist Cybereason, the second in the three part webinar series will bring together a panel of experts to discuss how banks and financial institutions are evolving their service offering while simultaneously staying one step ahead of the cyber criminals who seek to bring their operations crashing to the ground.