By Andy Sambidge
CEO welcomes move as Gulf state's regulator awards licence to add to mobile phone operations.
Vodafone Qatar announced on Monday that it had won the Gulf state's second licence for operating fixed line telecommunications.
The award, which was made by telecom regulator, the Supreme Council of Information and Communication Technology (ictQATAR), is subject to the change in the company’s articles of association which will be recommended to be approved at Vodafone's extraordinary general meeting (EGM).
Commenting on the licence award, Vodafone Qatar’s CEO, Grahame Maher, said, “Vodafone is delighted as this will strengthen our ability to make a world of difference for all the people in Qatar.
"The combined strengths provided by the mobile and fixed services will allow us to deliver total communications services to our customers, whilst delivering value to our customers and shareholders.”
Previously, a separate company, the Vodafone and Qatar Foundation Consortium was announced as the winning applicant of the second fixed licence by ictQATAR in September 2008.