|We must emulate Maathai´s
green deeds: Kenyan envoy|
|AS the world continues to mourn
the death of Nobel Laureate for Peace
Wangari Maathai, Kenyan Ambassador
to Qatar HE Galma Mukhe
Boru advised the people to follow
her example and learn from her life.
Professor Maathai, who passed
away on September 25, was the first
African woman to be awarded the
Nobel Peace Prize in 2004 for her
contribution to sustainable development,
democracy and peace...
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Alice said in her adventures in
Wonderland. The longer the
crisis in the eurozone has gone
on, the more it has come to
resemble something penned by Lewis
Here are just a few of the surreal
aspects of the current state of affairs.
The answer to a lack of growth in struggling
countries such as Greece is austerity
of such ferocity that recessions deepen.
The solution to a...
|THE dire state of the world
economy reflects destructive
actions on the part of many
players. Still, the fact that so
many have behaved badly
shouldn´t stop us from holding individual
bad actors to account.
And that´s what Senate leaders
will be doing this week, as they take
up legislation that would threaten
sanctions against China and other
Respectable opinion is aghast.
But respectable opinion has...
Qtel to invest QR200mn in 4G network
DOHA QATARTelecom (Qtel) will invest over QR200 million in its initiative to deliver the fastest and largest 4G network, its chief operating officer said, on Tuesday.
“Our long-term evolution (LTE) programme is aimed at delivering the best penetration for 4G coverage in the GCC region,” Waleed al Sayed said at the launch of the LTE programme on Tuesday. He also said the LTE programme’s implementation will begin immediately which would add to the strength and speed of Qtel’s broadband network.
“Nearly 900 base stations will be set up in Qatar. Qtel plans to improve mobile broadband Internet services in 4G coverage areas, and will offer download speed of as much as 150 mbps on mobile phones,” Sayed said.
“Based on trials we are now positioned to build the largest 4G network, offering fast speed and comprehensive coverage”.
Did Qtel receive the spectrum from ictQatar? “We will be requiring new frequency for this.
We have submitted our request to ictQatar,” said Sayed The LTE programme is a wireless broadband technology that supports roaming Internet access via cell phones. It seamlessly interworks with 2G and 3G networks.
“Because of the significant improvements in download speed and quality, it has been called the ‘fourth generation’ (4G) technology,” he said.
Qtel has been a pioneer in testing this technology. “We completed the test phase with two potential vendors in July, which was quite successful,” Sayed added.
Will 4G network be for all users? During the roll-out, 4G coverage would be provided as an option in several areas, starting with Doha, Sayed said.
On the benefits of the LTE, he said Qtel is already working with businesses and educational institutions to ensure that all sectors of the community are able to benefit from the enhanced speed and reliability of LTE technology, as part of the Broadband Qatar strategy.
He said studies have shown that broadband roll-outs can make a direct impact on the GDP and exam performance of students.