Twelve bidders for Qatar mobile licence

3 Jul 2007

Qatar’s telecoms regulator ictQATAR has announced the names of twelve firms who have pre-qualified for the country’s second mobile network operating licence. The twelve bidders are: Bharti Airtel, Verizon Argos, AT&T, Batelco, Digicel, Etisalat, Jordan Telecom, MTC (Kuwait), Orascom Telecom, Omantel-Belgacom, Reliance Telecom and Vodafone. A total of 17 firms had applied for the licence in April/May. The winner is due to be announced in October.