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Ooredoo launches 1Gbps fibre speeds in Qatar

Ooredoo announces fibre upgrade and Platinum Homezone service for customers

Ooredoo launches 1Gbps fibre speeds in Qatar
Waleed Al Sayed, chief executive officer at Ooredoo Qatar, and Julien Bertin, HPE director for MEMA

Telecom provider Ooredoo has unveiled its new 1Gbps fibre plan in Qatar, making the country one of the only 10 countries in the world able to provide fast-fibre connections for homes.

With this new fibre connection, customers can download a 30 minute 4K quality movie in three minutes and a two hour HD movie in two minutes. Households can expect to see a smoother and faster experience for all users, as the speed will enable more people to enjoy being connected to the Internet at the same time.

Ooredoo announced the upgrade in Doha, where Waleed Al Sayed, chief executive officer of Ooredoo Qatar, presented the service for the first time.

Waleed Al Sayed said: "Ooredoo continues to set new records with our big, fast network, and our on-going investment in our state-of-the-art fibre network means that our customers can enjoy incredible 1Gbps fibre speeds for the first time.

"We are one of the first operators in the world to launch 1Gbps fibre home services and the very first in Qatar. Ooredoo believes in future-proofing our network, and we continue to strive to bring our country the latest technology first."

Every customer who upgrades their current fibre plan to the new 1Gbps plan will receive two months at no extra charge, before they start to pay the standard monthly price of QR 1,900.  While only compatible devices will be able to access speeds of up to 1Gbps, customers using the 1Gbps plan will be able to deploy more devices to their full potential in their homes.

Ooredoo also announced the launch of the ‘Platinum HomeZone', a service that offers full WiFi Internet coverage for customers with large villas and mansions. By providing additional Internet points, Ooredoo ensures that WiFi connectivity is strong and consistent throughout the entire home, as well as across outdoor spaces. Customers can even enjoy WiFi coverage in their gardens and swimming pools by deploying the service.  

The service has been designed in cooperation with HPE Aruba and GBM, and ensures that customers can access the Ooredoo Supernet at top speeds across their homes. HPE Aruba provides smart networking infrastructures to customers who are looking for faster reliable network performance and easier yet secure access. GBM will act as Ooredoo's service partner to ensure trouble free installation and operation.

Waleed Al Sayed said: "Ooredoo is striving to introduce new services and products that fully meet the needs of our customers. We heard from our VIP customers that they wanted comprehensive WiFi coverage in their villas, and have partnered with companies who can deliver the additional hardware and ensure it blends seamlessly into their home environments. Again, we are showing our ambition to be the leading technology provider for homes and businesses in Qatar."

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