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Akamai Places Qatar On Top In Broadband Connection

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A report of Akamai, a global leader in Content Delivery Network (CDN) services has named Qatar as the leader in broadband connection. It was found that Qatar lead the MENA region in average broadband connection speeds in the first quarter of 2017.

With a 108Mbps average peak connection speed, Qatar is also ranked seventh worldwide in providing broadband speeds, beating countries in Europe and the USA, according to the recent sampling of over 146 countries.

Ooredoo’s network enhancements and investments are considered as some of the main reasons for Qatar’s leap.

Talking about the results, Waleed Al Sayed (pictured), Chief Executive Officer of Ooredoo Qatar, said: “We are delighted to be fulfilling our vision of making Qatar one of the best-connected countries in the world and congratulate Qatar’s leadership and people for this amazing result. Ooredoo plans to continue to invest in our network, to provide the latest speeds for Qatar, so that it can lead in next-generation solutions and technologies.”

Ooredoo has so far installed Fibre Broadband to 96% of homes in Qatar. Alongside its investment in the latest networks, such as the company’s recent announcement that 10 base stations having been equipped with 5G-ready technology, Ooredoo is working to fulfil the growing demand for connectivity in Qatar.

Customers have started switching to higher fibre speed plans like Ooredoo’s 25 Mbps plan, which has had a 20% adoption in Q1 vs the worldwide adoption rates at that level of just 12% according to the report. “To celebrate this result, Ooredoo will launch a new Ooredoo Fibre plan for Qatar in the coming days, to cater for the ever-growing digital lifestyles of our customers.”

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