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Qtel wins telecoms deal for new Doha airport

Qatar Telecom to provide telecommunication services at $11bn airport to open in Dec

Qtel wins telecoms deal for new Doha airport
INVESTOR MEETINGS: Qatar Telecom has hired six banks to help organise meetings with credit investors, ahead of a planned dollar bond sale. (Getty Images)

Qatar Telecom (Qtel) has been awarded a contract to provide telecoms services at the new $11bn Doha airport scheduled to open in December, the former monopoly said on Tuesday.

Qtel was one of 15 companies invited to bid for the contract, including Vodafone Qatar, an airport official told Reuters on the sidelines of a news conference.

Qtel said it had spent QR37m ($10.2m) so far on building out the airport's telecoms infrastructure.

Company and airport officials did not give the total value of the contract for the telecom services at the airport which is slated to eventually accommodate 50 million passengers annually.

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Silent Observer 7 years ago

Qtel wins....???????