Qtel scoops contract for Lusail development
Telco will deliver communications services to all the residents of Lusail
Qatar’s incumbent operator, Qtel, has sealed a deal to deliver advanced communications services to all the residents of Lusail, a new city development in Qatar.
Lusail will eventually provide accommodation for up to 200,000 people and is set a major urban area, with marinas, residential areas, island resorts, commercial districts and leisure centres.
Qtel, which signed the agreement with project developer Lusail Real Estate Development Company, will take responsibility for the roll out of a new communications network across the entire development. Qtel will offer high speed broadband to homes and businesses via Qtel Fibre and outdoor and indoor mobile and high speed mobile broadband coverage, and other advanced communication services.
Waleed Al Sayed, chief operating officer, Qtel Qatar, said: “Qtel has provided the network foundations for many of Qatar’s most important residential and commercial projects, and today’s agreement is among the most strategic we have ever signed.”
Under the terms of the agreement, Qtel and Lusail will continue to work together to jointly conceive, review and approve the final design of the telecoms networks in the Lusail covering the provision of Qtelfixed and mobile services as well as a solution to support the provision of “smart city” ICT services.
The agreement was signed in the presence of Sheikh Saud Bin Nasser Al Thani, CEO of Qtel Qatar; Dr. Nasser Marafih, CEO of Qtel Group; Eng. Mohammed bin Ali Al Hedfa, Group CEO of Qatari Diar; and executives from Qtel, Lusail Real Estate Development and Qatari Diar at the signing ceremony.