Qtel teams up with Microsoft to expand services portfolio

For businesses, Qtel will deliver unified communications offerings to fuel a sense of real possibility and potential. (GETTY IMAGES)

Qatar Telecom (Qtel) has tied up with Microsoft to offer cloud-based services, software applications and services over the telecom company's network.

The alliance, announced yesterday at the Mobile World Congress here, aims to expand Qtel's services portfolio, helping redefine the digital work style and lifestyle of subscribers. The services would be launched by the middle of this year, an official statement said.

Dr Nasser Marafih, Chief Executive Officer of Qtel, said Qtel and Microsoft would collaborate to deliver "truly integrated and innovative communications services to the business and consumer markets".

He termed it as an important alliance that would deliver world-leading services and Microsoft applications over Qtel's networks.

"For businesses, Qtel will deliver unified communications offerings – a combination of telephony, e-mail, mobility, conferencing, collaboration and tools such as 'presence' – to fuel a sense of real possibility and potential across the region," he said.

Austen Mulinder, Corporate Vice-President for the Communications Sector at Microsoft, said this alliance provides both companies with a framework to continually collaborate, create and innovate, bringing new value-added services to both consumers and businesses.

"Spanning TV, PC and mobile devices, these new services will bring differentiation for Qtel and deliver compelling new scenarios for consumers and businesses," Mulinder added.

 

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