Qatar to promote broadband market

March 27, 2014 - 8:57:41 am

Doha: Qatar is committed to promote broadband market development that provides high-quality, affordable and high-speed services to all, said Saleh Al Kuwari, Deputy Assistant Secretary General of the Regulatory Authority of The Ministry of Information And Communications Technology addressing the first annual Telecommunications Regulatory Conference 2014. 

“Business and residential users as well as government benefit greatly from next generation fixed services, particularly fibre, since the performance of fibre infrastructure exceeds that of mobile technology, transmitting data at very high speeds and at exceptionally high quality,” said Saleh Al Kuwari. “Thus, in order to address these challenges and improve and expand broadband infrastructure, connectivity, access, and affordability, Qatar recently launched a National Broadband Plan, with its broad objective to promote broadband market development that provides high-quality, affordable and high-speed services to all.” 

He urged the service providers to provide consumers innovative products at affordable prices.  “Unfortunately, service providers around the world are struggling to respond to the rising demand for faster and more secure broadband networks. And in Qatar, the speed and affordability of both fixed and mobile broadband remain major issues,” he said. The conference focused on opportunities and challenges facing the next generation of fixed broadband networks and services. The Peninsula

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