State telecommunications provider Qtel announced the official launch of its super high-speed fibre internet service today in a ceremony at its West Bay headquarters.
Home broadband internet packages will now be offered at speeds of the standard 1 Mbps (megabits per second), as well Qtel Fibre speeds of 10 Mbps, 50 Mbps and 100 Mbps. The three new speeds are offered at costs of 333 QAR, 500 QAR and 650 QAR respectively.
Previously, the offered home broadband internet speeds ranged from 1 Mbps to a max 8 Mbps.
The “fastest ever internet” service has already been installed in more than 16,000 homes across the country and is expanding at a rate of 1,500 homes a week, the company said. And it plans to have rolled out access to all parts of Qatar by 2014.
Qtel also said it is in the process of upgrading its Mozaic TV service to offer DVR (Digital Video Recorder) functionality, including recording and pausing television shows.
No new installation fees would be charged for current Qtel Broadband and Mozaic customers.
Here’s the announcement in full:
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Does anyone have access to Qtel Fibre in their homes yet? How is it?
Credit: Photo by Dan Chase