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Qatar’s pre-paid users enjoy video calling

21 Jul 2006

Following Qatar Telecom (Q-Tel)’s commercial launch of 3G mobile services this week, both post-paid and pre-paid users with W-CDMA-enabled phones have access to video calling, and Q-Tel has promised to introduce more 3G content before the end of the year, including downloadable video streams, internet access and mobile television. Q-Tel’s UMTS network covers the Greater Doha city area, from Umm Salal in the north to Sealine beach in the south, and from Rayan in the west to the Corniche area in the east. In areas without 3G coverage, users have access to GPRS services in more than 99% of the country’s populated areas. Q-Tel plans to expand its 3G footprint to Ras Laffan by the end of the year.

Qatar, Ooredoo Qatar, Qatar Telecom

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