Vodafone Qatar and Qatar National Broadband Network (Qnbn) have brought high-speed internet connectivity to as many as 32 business and residential towers in West Bay Doha, as part of a phased roll-out of state-of-the-art broadband fiber optic infrastructure.
The 32 towers, including Lusail Tower, Tornado Tower and Alfardan Towers, house several local and international businesses, ranging from Small and Medium Enterprises (SMEs) to large corporations that will receive a major boost from the high speed fiber optic network.
The users in the towers will have access to an improved performance of ICT facilities delivering advanced voice telephony, high definition video conferencing capabilities, stock & inventory control and knowledge management. Backup, storage and transfer of data will be faster and more efficient. Fiber optic connections will support the latest productivity applications, services and content for business, and cloud computing possibilities.
For enterprise customers, Vodafone has a unique business services portfolio ranging from internet access to VPN and leased lines, that will utilize Vodafone s cutting edge technology and Qnbn s fiber connectivity, offering speeds of 100+ Mbit/s.
Niraj Sing, Director of Business Services at Vodafone Qatar, said: This partnership signifies a great milestone in Qatar the first of many milestones that we plan to deliver with our esteemed partners at Qnbn. We are delighted to be part of innovating Qatar, and it is excellent news that we re announcing phase 1 of the fixed connectivity roll out plan with the announcement of 32 mixed use towers in the West Bay, offering faster communication and much needed choice for both business and consumers.
Qnbn and Vodafone Qatar have been working in close partnership to enable the use of Qnbn s network to deliver highly advanced telecom services to customers, thereby providing a unique commercial offering with affordable and accessible nationwide high-speed fiber optic network.
Mohamed El-Madhoun, Chief Commercial Officer, Qnbn commented: We are delighted to jointly deliver our services to our first enterprise client. In line with Qatar ICT Strategy 2015, our efforts to transform Qatar s ICT landscape with high speed Internet connection in partnership with Vodafone has achieved yet another milestone, following the lighting up of our fiber to Vodafone s Al Safwa Center, earlier this June. This day is particularly significant as it marks the success of our private-public partnership. By providing passive dark fiber network infrastructure, we are providing equal and open access to service providers such as Vodafone to jointly deliver on connecting not just West Bay but the whole of Qatar.