Ooredoo announced that it has reached another historic milestone with more than 200,000 customers in Qatar now connected to its bigger, faster Ooredoo Fibre network.
The incredible achievement was reached on 13 December 2014 – another important step on Qatar’s progress to becoming one of the best-connected nations not just in the region, but in the world.
Ooredoo’s achievement in providing Ooredoo Fibre – combined with Ooredoo’s recent launch of 4G Plus (Advanced LTE) – means that Ooredoo customers can stay connected to the fastest-available Internet at home and while moving across the country.
Already this year, an official report from the UN Broadband Commission stated that, with 96.4 percent penetration, Qatar has the second highest percentage of household broadband of any developing country, after South Korea.
Ooredoo’s achievement is particularly remarkable given that it has manage to accelerate the pace of people being connected to Fibre in 2014. Around 9,000 homes a month are now being linked to Ooredoo Fibre, supporting the spread of the knowledge-based economy.
Sheikh Saud Bin Nasser Al Thani, CEO, Ooredoo Qatar, said: “As our community prepares to celebrate Qatar National Day together, I am proud that Ooredoo has lived up to its promise to connect people to the fastest-available Fibre network. Truly, the people of Qatar deserve the very best, which is why we have built this bigger, faster, better network and rolled it out across the country.”
Ooredoo Fibre has proven to be particularly popular because of Ooredoo’s capacity to deliver free and permanent speed upgrades for customers. Earlier in the year, all 1Mbps plan customers enjoyed a ten time speed increase to 10Mbps, while 10Mbps customers were boosted to 25Mbps, with no additional charges.
Since its launch in 2011, the Fibre network has not only transformed the broadband internet market but also the digital entertainment industry in Qatar. Ooredoo Fibre customers can watch Next Generation Mozaic TV and the Mozaic GO app, with high-definition programming and a range of advanced features including the ability to pause, rewind and record TV from their remote control.
Home users and business customers can access the fastest Internet speeds – the 100Mbps plan – for just QR650 per month, with basic Fibre packages starting at QR233 for home broadband and voice services.
To enable more people to keep track of Qatar’s “Fibre revolution”, Ooredoo has a real-time online fibre availability map, enabling customers to track the roll-out progress of the network. The map is live on Ooredoo’s website and allows customers to find out whether they qualify to upgrade their service by checking if they are in a fibre-ready “Green” area.
Ooredoo’s investment in Fibre will continue throughout 2015. 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.
Full details of all plans, pricing and offers are available on www.ooredoo.qa/fibre along with the fibre availability map.