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Qnbn connects Qatar for digital future

January 20, 2015

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Mohamad Ali Al Mannai, CEO of Qatar National Broadband Network (Qnbn), discusses the organization’s role in supporting Qatar’s digital agenda, and the benefits of high end fiber connectivity. What is the status of the Qnbn fiber network roll out at present? Qatar National Broadband Network (Qnbn) and Malomatia successfully connected several government ministries as part […]

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Qatar perspectives

June 5, 2014

High-speed broadband access will play a transformative role in the economic, social and cultural enrichment of Qatar. in the opinion of Mohammed Al-Mannai, the advent of pervasive broadband in Qatar will bring about noticeable changes for the country. We cannot imagine the opportunities that a super-fast broadband network can unlock. It’s not just going to […]

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Qnbn: Changing Lives in Qatar

April 20, 2013

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Ahmed Al-Sulaiti, Chief Technical Officer, Qnbn, talks about how Qnbn’s vision and initiative will bring about radical changes in Qatar through enhancing life in all its facets. Can you briefly tell us how the initiative was created? Qatar National Broadband Network, known as Qnbn, was initiated by the government of Qatar and ictQATAR to meet […]

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Qatar’s internet structure brought up to speed

October 31, 2012

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From prehistoric beginnings to delivering state-of-the-art technology, the latest stage of Qatar’s journey sees the roll out of the country’s first government-backed fiber optic network Aiming to achieve maximum coverage across the nation within three years, Qatar’s new fiber optic network promises to empower businesses and consumers alike, while encouraging competition with a varied choice […]

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Mohammed Al-Mannai, CEO of Qnbn, on Qatar’s national open-access broadband fibre network

October 26, 2012

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Qatar has awarded Ericsson the first construction contract for its new national broadband network, which is due to deliver fiber direct to 95% of homes by the end of 2015. Qnbn’s CEO Mohammed Al-Mannai tells Alan Burkitt-Gray how this project is part of a plan to turn Qatar into a knowledge-based economy The small Gulf […]

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Qatar’s initiatives sending strong signals on ICT front

October 18, 2012

Qatar will be one of the most connected countries in the world by 2015 as the government is making a huge investment in advanced technologies, according to Mohammed Ali Al Mannai, chief executive officer of the Qatar National Broadband Network, or Qnbn. The Qnbn is a central pillar in Qatar ICT Strategy 2015, building a […]

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Delivering on the vision

September 5, 2012

Qatar National Broadband Network (Qnbn) is a private company owned by the government of Qatar and charged with the responsibility to roll out passive fibre infrastructure across the country. Given the Qatar’s ambitious digital plans, which are summarised under the Qatar ICT Strategy 2015 and further articulated through the Qatar National Vision 2030, Qnbn is […]

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INTERVIEW: Broadband building in Qatar

September 4, 2012

While most people are accustomed to seeing multiple operators deploy separate mobile networks, the same model of overlapping infrastructure does not stand up for country-wide fibre-optic networks, which are far more expensive and disruptive to deploy. For this reason, a growing number of countries are assessing the merits of national broadband networks, with a number […]

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Qatar to invest $500m in fibre network

July 9, 2012

Qatar will invest more than half a billion dollars upgrading its broadband network over the next few years as it looks to boost capacity for new telecom operators, the CEO of Qatar National Broadband Network Company (Qnbn) has told Arabian Business. The state-backed firm, which is charged with rolling out the next generation fibre optics […]

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Qatar’s Q.NBN: “We aim to have maximum fibre coverage by 2015″

June 8, 2012

The Middle Eastern state of Qatar has bold plans in place to overhaul its communications infrastructure with a massive fibre buildout, as part of the country’s Vision 2030 project which aims to transform the country through investment in advanced technologies into a knowledge-based society. Ahmed Al-Sulaiti, CTO of Qatar National Broadband Company (Qnbn), tells us […]

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