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Wheelers Hill, Victoria, Australia, 2012/03/13 - Qatar Telecom (Qtel) is a leading international communications company that enriches the lives of people throughout Qatar - ArabFutureCities.com.
Qtel has a strong vision and strategy to offer mobile, Broadband, and the latest innovations for the whole community, and working to make a distinct contribution to building the nation's knowledge-based economy. Qtel offers diverse and leading-edge products and services, and we enjoy partnerships with many of the world’s leading telecommunications players.
Recently Qtel signed a contract with the New Doha International Airport to build world class communication technology providing Airport Wide Telephone System (AWTS), deploying state-of-the-art IP telephony to deliver world-class voice services, and also customised to interface with NDIA’s specific Airport Wide Applications.
Qtel is proud to be the Gold Sponsor of the Arab Future Cities Summit, due to be held at Intercontinental Doha, Qatar on 23-24 of April 2012.
Across the Middle East and North Africa, looking at a more holistic approach for creating cities that are smarter, healthier, greener and sustainable. Smart cities are seen as a solution to the growing challenges of urbanization and rapid economic expansion and in order to support future growth, it is imperative that both the Government and private sector work together to improve living and working conditions and reduce the carbon footprints through use of sustainable resources.
A new study on the growth of smart cities estimates that investments in smart cities will increase fivefold over the next five years. According ABI Research, smart city technologies will expand across the board, to more than $39 billion annually by 2016. The smart city concept is gaining momentum in the Middle East with major smart cities projects under development in Qatar, Saudi Arabia and UAE such as the Qatar Energy City, Doha International Airport, U City, The King Abdullah Economic City, The King Abdullah Makkah Construction Project, The Information Technology Communications Complex and Masdar City.
The objective of the Arab Future Cities Summit (arabfuturecities.com) is to facilitate an international platform to discuss the ways for the transfer of knowledge, know how and to reflect on technological and social innovations and transformations that are arising in cities. “We are proud to bring this initiative to the Middle East under the theme of ‘Smart Solutions for Sustainable Cities’ and put a spotlight onurban development and cities expansion in the Arab world." said Brad Hariharan, Project Director, Expotrade Global, organizer for the summit.