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Vodafone Qatar is taking “legal action” against the country’s telecom regulator ictQATAR, for “allowing Virgin Mobile’s entry into the market without being licensed”. The Qatari telecoms regulator is facing legal action from Vodafone Qatar, after it awarded a licence to Virgin Mobile to provide MVNO services in the Gulf country. The move follows a deal […]

Qtel has launched BlackBerry Storm2 smartphones in Qatar, which are available at its retail shops. Qtel said the smartphone significantly improves the BlackBerry touch-screen platform with new technology and features. Qtel said its support for this advanced smartphone is built upon its position as the leading provider of BlackBerry and mobile services in Qatar. There’s […]

Some of the top Qatari employers are vying to recruit the best available talent in the market at the ongoing four-day Qatar Career Fair. RasGas will be participating in the Qatar Career Fair all week as a diamond sponsor and encourages Qatari nationals to visit their stand and learn more about the many career prospects […]

Microsoft and Qatar Telecom (Qtel) have signed a broad strategic alliance to develop integrated cloud-based services, software applications, mobile services and devices over Qtel’s converged networks. The partnership aims to expand Qtel’s service portfolio including corporate and consumer-focused applications, with the first resultant products planned to be on the market by mid-2010.

Telecom equipment vendor Nokia Siemens Networks said Tuesday it has signed a framework agreement to provide infrastructure technology and services for Qatar-based communications group Qtel International. As part of the agreement, Nokia Siemens Networks is deploying an energy-efficient radio access solution, based on a Flexi Base Station, that will offer

As a continuation of the promotions launched to celebrate the two years mark of Blackberry service in Qatar, Qtel with the Blackberry Gemini offer a few weeks ago, brings to the market a new and innovative package for the Blackberry Bold 9000. The new offer is designed to fuel BlackBerry enthusiasm nationwide and integrates with […]

Vodafone Qatar has switched on its network, connecting the first 100 customers. According to Gulf Times, quoting CEO Grahame Maher, the remaining 900 customers selected through a special promotion on 15 February will be connected to the network in the next few days. The network is expected to go commercially live in either July or […]

Qatar Telecom (Qtel) Q.S.C. (“Qtel”) today announced the expiration and preliminary results of its concurrent tender offers, through its wholly-owned subsidiary Indonesia Communications Pte. Ltd., to acquire Series B Shares of PT Indosat Tbk. (IDX: ISAT; NYSE: IIT), an Indonesian company (“Indosat” and, such shares, “Series B Shares”), pursuant to an Indonesian offer, and to […]

The Qtel 3G network in Qatar has been upgraded to one of the most advanced national networks in the region, with the activation of High Speed Uplink Packet Access (HSUPA). The network upgrade – which sees the implementation of the advanced 3G wireless network development across the country – will provide customers with enhanced upload […]

Wataniya Palestine Telecom (WPT), Palestine’s second mobile operator, today announced its success in securing US$85m further funding to support the next phase of its mobile telephony network build-out. The first-of-its-kind private sector loan draws funding from a wide range of leading international banks and local Palestinian banks, as well as multilateral institutions, providing material support […]