Qatar Telecommunications and Huawei Technologies support the Asian Games in Doha

Published January 17th, 2007 - 12:44 GMT

As the official telecom provider of the 15th Asian Games in Doha, Qatar Telecommunication’s (QTel), supported by Huawei Technologies (“Huawei”) effectively sustained peak telecom traffic on all fixed, mobile and broadcast services.

QTel demonstrated the superiority of the country’s network, cementing Qatar’s capabilities to host large scale regional and international events. Huawei, a leader in providing next generation telecommunications network solutions for operators around the world, worked with QTel to set up the state of the art telecom infrastructure – Qatar invested around US$ 138 million (QR500 million) in new technologies to ensure subscribers and visitors enjoy the latest applications and services.

Huawei’s industry leading transmission network architecture like the Dense Wavelength Division Multiplexing, DWDM, and the new generation soft switches were the main systems that were deployed in Qatar. This enabled QTel’s customers’ access to advanced services while enhancing the security and quality of existing services.

“We are pleased to provide QTel with reliable telecommunication services,” said Tian Feng, president, Huawei Technologies, Middle East and North Africa Operations. “Partnering with QTel has been a rewarding experience for Huawei. We have applied our expertise and worked closely with the operator to ensure networks work smoothly during peak traffic season.”

QTel invested in a state-of-the-art high-speed optical capacity network to support high definition and standard definition video signals. Huawei completed the installation ahead of schedule and handled the operations and maintenance services of telecom networks during the Asian Games.

About Qatar Telecommunications Company (QTel)
QTel is Qatar's exclusive telecommunications provider and one of the largest public companies in the country with around 1,900 employees. The company was successfully floated on the Doha Securities Market (DSM) in 1998, and subsequently listed on the London Stock Exchange in 1999, the Bahrain Stock Exchange in 2001 and the Abu Dhabi Securities Market in 2002.
The company provides a range of telecommunications products including national, international, mobile GSM, Internet and cable television services. Creating value for QTel’s shareholders by combining the latest products and services with superior customer service is its strategic vision. QTel is currently seeking international investment opportunities as well as executing an extensive transformation programme to develop its new generation technology and telecommunication networks to achieve world class operational efficiency.
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About Huawei Technologies Co., Ltd
Huawei Technologies Co., Ltd. (“Huawei”) is a leader in providing next generation telecommunications network solutions for operators around the world. The company is dedicated to providing innovative and customized products, services and solutions to create long-term value and potential growth for its customers. Huawei’s products and solutions are deployed in over 100 countries and serve 28 of the world’s top 50 operators, as well as over one billion users worldwide.
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