1 Dec 2016
Ooredoo Qatar has announced reaching 300,000 homes connected to its nationwide fibre-to-the-premises (FTTP) network. The operator reached the milestone on 20 November 2016, whilst its release added that an independent report has shown that 99% of Qatari households are covered by Ooredoo fibre broadband. Waleed Mohamed Ebrahim Al Sayed, CEO of Ooredoo Qatar, said: ‘Enabling ultra-fast internet speeds of up to 1Gbps and providing access to a world of 4K entertainment, Ooredoo Fibre is proving to be one of the most popular services ever offered in Qatar, and we continue to expand and enhance the network to meet the growing demand of the people.’ The same independent study also claimed that Ooredoo Qatar enjoys the highest proportion of 4K television customers of any operator in the world, with roughly over half of TV subscribers receiving 4K services, introduced by Ooredoo in February 2016 as part of its relaunch of its former ‘Mozaic TV’ IPTV range under the ‘Ooredoo TV’ banner, whilst at that date the operator claimed 260,000 Qatari homes were connected to its FTTP network. Around three months later, in late-May 2016 Ooredoo Qatar upgraded its fibre services again with the launch of 1Gbps broadband packages.