Ooredoo and Vodafone begin fibre rivalry in Lusail

19 Sep 2018

Ooredoo Qatar has announced that its fibre broadband services will be available ‘across all new homes’ in the new-build Lusail City, Gulf Times reports. Manar Khalifa al-Muraikhi, the telco’s director of corporate communications, said: ‘We’re proud to say that Lusail is now connected to the Ooredoo Supernet and all developments moving forward will be connected to our fibre network … Lusail City will be a hub of technology and Ooredoo aims to be at the heart of it.’ Ooredoo subscribers will have access to fibre speeds of up to 10Gbps in packages also including Ooredoo IPTV channels plus bundled TV/video content from third parties.

As previously reported by CommsUpdate, in April Ooredoo’s rival Vodafone Qatar inked an agreement to deploy fixed and mobile networks serving Lusail City, including deployment of a fibre triple-play network supporting access speeds of up to 1Gbps across an area spanning 38 square kilometres.

Lusail City includes four exclusive islands and 19 multipurpose residential, mixed use, entertainment and commercial districts; it is envisaged to grow to an eventual population of 450,000.

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