Qtel and Lusail Real Estate Development Company signed a major agreement which will see Qtel deliver advanced communications services to all the residents of Lusail, including businesses and government entities located on the mega-development.
Lusail – Qatar's future city which will eventually provide accommodation for up to 200,000 people – is set to be one of region's leading urban areas, offering marinas, residential areas, island resorts, commercial districts and leisure facilities.
The agreement will see Qtel take responsibility for the roll out of a new communications network across the entire development, offering High Speed Broadband to homes and businesses over Qtel Fibre and outdoor and indoor mobile and high speed mobile broadband coverage, as well as a host of advanced communication services.
Waleed Al Sayed, Chief Operating Officer, Qtel Qatar, said, "Qtel has provided the network foundations for many of Qatar's most important residential and commercial projects, and today's agreement is among the most strategic we have ever signed. We are pleased and proud that residents and businesses in Lusail will benefit from some of the most advanced communications services ever provided in Qatar, adding another element to this magnificent project."
Eng. Essa Mohammed Ali Kaldari, CEO of Lusail Real Estate Development, said, "Our intention is that Lusail will provide the ultimate home and business destination, and world-class communications services will be part of the appeal for our residents and visitors. We are pleased to sign today's agreement with Qtel, which marks another key milestone in the development of this ground-breaking project."
The agreement was signed in the presence of Sheikh Saud Bin Nasser Al Thani, CEO of Qtel Qatar; Dr. Nasser Marafih, CEO of Qtel Group; Eng. Mohammed bin Ali Al Hedfa, Group CEO of Qatari Diar; and executives from Qtel, Lusail Real Estate Development and Qatari Diar at the signing ceremony.
Under the terms of the agreement, Qtel and Lusail will continue to work together to jointly conceive, review and approve the final design of the telecoms networks in the Lusail covering the provision of Qtelfixed and mobile services as well as a solution to support the provision of "smart city" ICT services.