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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 [...]

Vodafone Qatar has been awarded the second fixed line licence by the Qatar telecoms regulator, a company announcement said. The award of the licence, by the Supreme Council of Information and Communication Technology (ictQATAR), is subject to the change in the company’s articles of association which will be recommended to be approved at an extraordinary [...]

Vodafone Qatar will be listed on the Qatar Exchange (QE) on July 22 with foreigners allowed to trade in its shares. Data for shareholders will be available at brokerage firms on July 18, QE announced yesterday. Once listed, 100 percent of the company’s authorised share capital will be open to foreign investment, with no limits [...]

According to Qatar daily The Peninsula the starting price for the IPO is QR10 per share with an additional AED25 levied as service charges. The move will see the telecommunications company sell off 40 percent of its authorised share capital, with a total of 338.16 million ordinary shares on offer. Subscribers can collect application forms [...]

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’s second telecommunications operator Vodafone launched on Sunday with 1,000 new customers who signed up under a special promotion, it has been announced. The first 100 new customers will be able to use the service from March 10, and 900 others days afterwards, Grahame Maher CEO of Vodafone Qatar said. Initially customers will only be [...]

Vodafone Qatar FAQs

Q. When is Vodafone Qatar launching? A. Vodafone Qatar will turn on its network on 01/03/09 Q. What will your numbers start with and how can you reserve numbers? A. Vodafone Qatar’s numbers will start with 7. Stay tuned for information on how you can reserve your number. We’ll be announcing this in due course. [...]

Vodafone, which plans to start operations in Qatar in March, said on Wednesday it still had no firm date for a proposed initial public offering (IPO). The telecom giant, which will begin its final stage of network testing using 1,000 volunteers next month, said it was still awaiting approval from the Qatar Financial Markets Authority [...]

Vodafone Qatar plans to select 1,000 people to launch a limited two-month long beta trial for its Qatar network starting March 1, 2009. The company plans to use the beta trial to get feedback from volunteers before putting the service on line later in 2009. According to reports, the company’s retail outlets in Qatar will [...]