Ooredoo surpasses 100,000 fibre-customer milestone
Telco claims coverage of more than 80% of Qatari homes
Qatari operator Ooredoo today claimed it now provides broadband fibre to more than 100,000 customers in Qatar, accounting for more than 80% of homes in the Gulf state.
The company said hitting the milestone put the country on track to becoming "one of the best-connected nations in the world".
Ooredoo said the service continues to roll out to new areas every week. In a global study based on figures from the FTTH Council, Qatar was named as having the fastest nationwide rollout of fibre in the world in 2012, based on the percentage of homes passed by fibre and the number of homes connected in the year.
Ooredoo's fibre network is used to deliver a range of services, including the HD Mozaic TV service. The company has also launched a real-time online fibre availability map, allowing customers to track the rollout progress of the network.
Ooredoo's investment in fibre will continue throughout 2014. In addition to expanding the network across Qatar, Ooredoo is planning a sizeable infrastructure investment and capacity-building programme in the lead-up to the FIFA World Cup 2022.