Microsoft and Qtel to launch new value-added services for businesses and consumers

Microsoft and Qatar Telecom (Qtel) signed of a broad strategic alliance to bring together integrated cloud-based services, software applications, mobile services and devices over Qtel’s converged network at MWC 2010. The alliance aims to expand Qtel’s service portfolio, helping redefine the digital work style and lifestyle of their subscribers. “This’s an important alliance that’ll deliver […]

Microsoft and Qatar Telecom (Qtel) signed of a broad strategic alliance to bring together integrated cloud-based services, software applications, mobile services and devices over Qtel’s converged network at MWC 2010. The alliance aims to expand Qtel’s service portfolio, helping redefine the digital work style and lifestyle of their subscribers. “This’s an important alliance that’ll deliver world-leading services and applications from Microsoft over Qtel’s world-class networks to make a real difference in people’s lives — all made available through a seamless one-click, one-touch user experience,” Marafih said. “Qtel’s efforts will add a distinct element of mobility and connectivity to enrich the overall experience for people, to make the technology truly come alive. “For businesses, Qtel will deliver unified communications offerings — a combination of telephony, e-mail, mobility, conferencing, collaboration and tools like ‘presence’ — to fuel a sense of real possibility and potential across the region.” The companies plan for the first products to be introduced in the market by mid-2010.