QNBN, Vodafone report West Bay fibre broadband progress

12 Jun 2013

State-owned passive fibre network operator Qatar National Broadband Network (QNBN) has reported on progress in the rollout of fibre broadband infrastructure supporting Vodafone Qatar’s fledgling fixed broadband services. QNBN noted that the partners have rolled out fibre-based services to the Al-Safwa Centre (located in Alfardan Towers) in Doha’s West Bay business district. Mohammed Al Mannai, CEO of QNBN, said of the latest rollout: ‘Our progress is strongly materialising on the ground. It reaffirms our pledge to create more potential in the country and it follows other landmarks including our connectivity to Barwa’s developments and our deployed networks along the North and South roads… rollout in the West Bay area will also support Vodafone in its offerings to residential customers.’

Richard Daly, CEO of Vodafone Qatar, said: ‘QNBN’s role is to connect the nation and transform Qatar’s ICT landscape. Vodafone Qatar is committed to delivering this nationwide goal and our partnership with QNBN will help us to realise this ambition much more quickly than otherwise possible. Our Al-Safwa Centre marks our next chapter as the preferred provider of business services in Qatar.’