Qatar: Qtel expands coverage to remote areas
Qtel has announced the launch of state-of-the-art Remote Locations services (Wireless Local Loop) that uses Broadband Point-to-Multipoint Radio technology to provide nationwide telephone and Internet services to customers who reside outside Qtel's wired network.
Qtel customers living outside Doha with no wired network coverage like remote residential areas, farms, chalets and even companies' site offices can now avail fixed line and Internet services on one connection. Remote Locations services will allow customers to use the connection simultaneously for both normal fixed lines and Broadband services.
"The Remote Locations services is in line with Qtel's motto of 'Bringing you closer' and its 'Qatar, the Broadband Country' campaign. This technology ensures that Qtel's network spreads across the entire nation, even to the most remote regions in Qatar," said Dr Nasser Marafih, CEO of Qtel.
With Remote Locations services, customers have access to fixed telephony and Internet services that offer superior quality and reliability similar to Qtel's wired network. It also provides all telephony value-added services including Caller ID, Call Forwarding and Call Barring.
The Broadband Internet services offered through Remote Locations services is similar to barQ, the high speed Internet access that is up to 10 times faster than existing Internet dial-up connections. It has the ability to provide Internet speeds of 512Kb/s and 1 Mb/s.
"As Qtel works toward ensuring the availability of advanced telecommunication services for the Asian Games, we first believe in the right of all Qatari residents to have access to services offered by Qtel, irrespective of their location, and this assures that we meet the needs of people living in remote areas," continued Dr Nasser Marafih.