May 10 2012
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Q.NBN, Vodafone sign wholesale deal
The agreement was signed by Mohamad Al Mannai, Q.NBN CEO and Richard Daly, Vodafone Qatar CEO.
This agreement is the first such wholesale agreement to enable a licensed telecom operator to use Q.NBN's network to deliver telecom services to customers.
This was to define how the two organizations could work together to realise the Qatar Government's objective to roll out an accessible nationwide high-speed fibre optic network.
Bringing the implementation of high-speed broadband one step nearer for households, businesses and government agencies, the agreement also paves the way for a long-term nationwide agreement between Q.NBN and Vodafone .
"This interim wholesale Agreement reflects the commitment and partnership between Q.NBN and Vodafone to accelerate fibre penetration to homes and businesses to energize Qatar's knowledge-based economy, reflecting Qatar's Vision 2030," Al Mannai said.
He added the agreement would enhance the quality of life for people in Qatar giving local businesses the competitive edge they need to make Qatar a truly connected nation in line with Qatar ICT Strategy 2015.
For his part, Daly said the agreement reflects Vodafone 's shared commitment to advance Qatari society by working together to make a nationwide fibre network a reality in Qatar.
"We are looking forward to building on this relationship to enable us to serve both business and residential customers with higher quality services," he said.
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