Qtel will provide “state of the art” communication services to residents and tenants including businesses and government entities at Lusail, the mega, mixed use development that is fast nearing completion. Qtel signed an agreement to the effect with Lusail Real Estate Development Company at the Four Seasons yesterday. Lusail, seen as Qatar’s future city will eventually provide accommodation for up to 200,000 people. It is set to be one of region’s leading urban areas, offering marinas, residential areas, island resorts, commercial districts and leisure facilities. Under the terms of the agreement, “Qtel and Lusail will continue to work together to jointly conceive, review and approve the final design of the telecoms networks in the Lusail covering the provision of Qtel fixed and mobile services as well as a solution to support the provision of smart city ICT services.” The agreement will see Qtel take responsibility for the roll out of a new communications network across the entire development, offering high speed broadband to homes and businesses over Qtel Fibre and outdoor and indoor mobile and high speed mobile broadband coverage, as well as a host of advanced communication services. Qtel Qatar Chief Operating Officer Waleed Mohamed al-Sayed said, “Qtel has provided the network foundations for many of Qatar’s most important residential and commercial projects, and today’s agreement is among the most strategic we have ever signed. We are pleased and proud that residents and businesses in Lusail will benefit from some of the most advanced communications services ever provided in Qatar, adding another element to this magnificent project.” Lusail Real Estate Development CEO Essa Mohamed Ali Kaldari said, “Our intention is that Lusail will provide the ultimate home and business destination, and world-class communications services will be part of the appeal for our residents and visitors. We are pleased to sign today’s agreement with Qtel, which marks another key milestone in the development of this ground-breaking project.” The agreement was signed in the presence of Dr Nasser Marafih, Qtel Group Group CEO, Sheikh Saud bin Nasser al-Thani, Qtel Qatar CEO, Mohamed bin Ali al-Hedfa, Qatari Diar Group CEO and executives from Qtel, Lusail Real Estate Development and Qatari Diar.