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Vodafone Qatar Reaches More than 750,000 Customers

16 May 2011: Vodafone Qatar continues to extend its share of the mobile telecom market in Qatar by growing its customer numbers by 63% over the year to reach a record 756,767 customers on 31 March 2011, the Company's financial year-end.  This represents 45% of the population of Qatar who are now using Vodafone's services.

Vodafone Qatar's achievement is supported by focusing on enhancing the quality and capacity of its mobile network which is robust and reliable, providing clear mobile communications all across Qatar. Vodafone Qatar has 100% 2G coverage across the whole of Qatar and has also deployed the latest available 3G technology, UMTS 2100 and 900, which provides 3G coverage to 98% of Qatar's population.  Vodafone Qatar's network now supports customers making an average of 6 million minutes of calls every day and Vodafone are continuing to invest further to ensure Qatar has a world class network to support the country into the future

"We're proud that in 2 years of commercial operations over 750,000 customers have chosen to use Vodafone every day! This is a great achievement for our shareholders, staff and partners. We are committed to make a world of difference for all the people in Qatar and will continue to bring innovative and exciting services to the market," said John Tombleson, Acting CEO, Vodafone Qatar.

Vodafone will report its financial results for the year ended 31 March 2011 following a Board Meeting on Wednesday 25 May.




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