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Ictqatar Takes Fantastic Decision To Award Vodafone Qatar Q.S.C. The Second Fixed License In Qatar

29 March, 2010:  Vodafone Qatar Q.S.C. ("Vodafone Qatar" or  the "Company"), announced today the decision by Qatar Telecoms regulator, the Supreme Council of Information and Communication Technology ("ictQATAR") to award the Company the Second Public Fixed Networks and Services Licence ("Second Fixed Licence") for the State of Qatar.

The award of the license is subject to the change in the Company's Articles of Association which will be recommended to be approved at the Extraordinary General Meeting (EGM).  

Commenting on the license award, Vodafone Qatar's CEO, Grahame Maher said, "Vodafone is delighted as this will strengthen our ability to make a world of difference for

all the people in Qatar. The combined strengths provided by the mobile and fixed services will allow us to deliver total communications services to our customers, whilst delivering value to our customers and shareholders."

Previously, a separate company, the Vodafone and Qatar Foundation Consortium was announced as the winning applicant of the Second Fixed Licence by ictQATAR in September 2008.

Further details including the date and location for the EGM will be announced in due course.



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