Qatar National Broadband Network (Qnbn) and Vodafone Qatar teamed up at the Grand Prix to boost their partnership at the recent Formula 1 championship races at Yas Marina Circuit, where Vodafone was official sponsor for the McLaren team.
Richard Dally, Vodafone Qatar CEO, commented: “This collaboration reflects the strong relationship between Qnbn and Vodafone. Qnbn seeks in every way to engage with us as an operator and this is testament to how closely we work together to achieve the best outcome for Qatar’s fiber optic broadband. It was exhilarating to be part of the sensational atmosphere that surrounds Formula 1 events and at the same time demonstrate our close ties with Qnbn by placing their logo on our McLaren car. Qnbn aims to empower all who live and work in Qatar through its high speed fiber optic network that will be available through operators like Vodafone, to create more potential for all and fuel innovation for the future.”
Ahmed Al-Sulaiti, Qnbn CTO added: “Just as high speed Formula One racing transforms the delivery of world class racing cars & engines, so too will fiber optic broadband transform the entire nation - from businesses to residents, education to healthcare and more importantly, e-government services. Having our logo on Vodafone’s Formula 1 McLaren car accurately reflects the goals and ambitions our two organizations have in common – to bring the latest high speed communications to Qatar to set the country alight.”
Qnbn’s roll-out of its new fiber optic network has now begun and will accelerate broadband fiber penetration in Qatar, enabling telecom operators, like Vodafone to offer the next generation broadband services to businesses and individuals.