Qtel launches Fibre network
16,000 homes currently have access to the new connection
Qtel has launched its Qtel Fibre for residential customers in connected areas, which is designed to offer faster internet speeds at competitive prices.
According to Qtel, work is continuing to extend the service to customers across the country in the coming months.
"Today is the start of a new era of information access and greater convenience for our customers. The nationwide Fibre Network will provide the foundation for our nation's ongoing progress towards the 2030 vision, and the growth of the knowledge-based economy," said His Excellency Sheikh Abdullah Bin Mohammed Bin Saud Al-Thani, chairman of Qtel.
So far, Qtel Fibre has been installed in more than 16,000 homes across Qatar, with approximately 1,500 new installations happening per week.
Customers in the areas covered by Qtel Fibre will now be able to switch to the new network from today and over the next few months.
According to Qtel, by 2014, its Fibre network will cover all of Qatar, with connections provided to homes across the country.
"We have conducted wide-ranging research to ensure that the range of packages available suit every customer segment, so that customers can enjoy value and incredible speeds, as well as a wide range of value-adding services with Qtel Fibre," said Waleed Al Sayed, chief operating officer, Qtel.
Qtel will deliver special packages over fibre with speeds of 1 Mbps, 10 Mbps, 50 Mbps and 100 Mbps, which start at QR233 for home broadband and voice.
Qtel Mozaic and Broadband customers who will be migrated to Qtel Fibre do not have to pay any installation costs and migrating to the new network is free. All plans will include a Qtel landline with unlimited free local calls.