Ooredoo’s Supernet to connect Qatar Rail Red Line
DOHA, March 9, 2017
Ooredoo and Qatar Railways Company (Qatar Rail) have signed an important agreement that will see Ooredoo implement its next-generation In-Building Solution (IBS) across the Qatar Rail Red Line Metro network.
The agreement was signed at a ceremony today at Qatar Rail’s QITCOM Stand by Waleed Al Sayed, chief executive officer, Ooredoo Qatar; and Eng Abdulla Al Subaie, managing director and CEO of Qatar Rail, which was also attended by senior executives from both companies.
As part of the agreement, Ooredoo will work closely with Qatar Rail and their systems contractor to complete the project, which will include the planning, designing, installing and commissioning of the Ooredoo IBS service, a statement said.
As construction of the stations continues, Ooredoo will install the network infrastructure required to provide voice and data services for passengers during their travel on the Doha Metro Red Line.
Once in place, the Ooredoo IBS service will enable travellers to connect to Ooredoo’s Supernet network at any of the Qatar Rail Metro Red Line stations, the statement said.
Al Sayed commented: “We’re proud to be working with Qatar Rail to implement the Qatar Rail Development Programme (QRDP) network requirements. This project will demonstrate the power and reach of the Ooredoo Supernet at Qatar Rail Metro Red Line buildings, including in underground areas, at grade and elevated stations. Ooredoo continues to be the technology provider of choice for Qatar’s most prestigious projects, as we work to provide the very best services for the people and companies of Qatar.”
The Qatar Rail Metro Red Line will cover 40km in length and includes an impressive 17 stations, including a link to Legtaifiya Station to allow passengers to transfer over to the Lusail Light Rail Transit. It also connects to the central point of Musheireb, which will serve as transit point and main intersection for the Red, Green, Gold and Blue Lines.
Al Subaie said: “Ooredoo has demonstrated its experience and expertise in connecting Qatar with world-class ICT infrastructure in the past and we are confident that this partnership will enable us to provide the smoothest connection for our customers. Today’s agreement is designed to support our vision to provide customer-centric integrated railway services that are accessible, efficient, safe, and reliable while maximising social, economic, and environment benefits for Qatar.”
At the signing ceremony, both Ooredoo and Qatar Rail reaffirmed their commitment to achieve operational readiness and installation in-line with the overall project timelines, reflecting Qatar’s strategic expansion in alignment with the Qatar National Vision 2030. - TradeArabia News Service