Vodafone Qatar Launches Mobile Internet Offering with Al Jazeera English News & Sports

Doha, Qatar,August 31, 2009: Al Jazeera and Vodafone Qatar today announced a partnership that will bring Al Jazeera English News and Sports to Vodafone Qatar customers. Customers can find news and sports from Al Jazeera English by entering http://mobile.vodafone.com.qa into the browser on their mobile phone.

Saeed Othman Bawazir,Al Jazeera's Director of Technology commented, "We're very pleased to be working with Vodafone to provide Al Jazeera content through their Mobile Internet offering. This initiative will drive more traffic to our mobile website http://m.aljazeera.net and also allow Vodafone Qatar to offer customers leading news and sports stories. This is definitely in line with ourvision to reach out to a wider audience. We see this as just the beginning, and we look forward to exciting times ahead bringing more great Al Jazeera contentto our viewers."

Jan Holzberg, Head of Product Management, Vodafone Qatar stated, "We are delighted bythis partnership. Vodafone and Al Jazeera are two globally admired brands andtogether we will bring the best to both our customers. Vodafone Qatar is bringing the newest and most innovative mobile products to Qatar. We are here in Qatarto be the leader in innovation delivering simple and easy access to the mostexciting mobile Internet services such as Google, Facebook, mobile email, AlJazeera and many more. This fantastic service is available to all Vodafone customers on current Freedom offer and of course to future Red customers. This is one of the many ways we will ‘make a world of difference for all people in Qatar'."

The launch of the Vodafone Portal will allow their customers to access AlJazeera English's latest news and sports headlines and the ability to link toAl Jazeera English's mobile website. This is part of an ongoing Al Jazeera New Media initiative, which includes delivering video and other content over interactive platforms such as YouTube, Facebook, Twitter and iTunes as well asother popular services. See http://labs.aljazeera.net for more details.

All Vodafone customers can start enjoying the Vodafone Mobile Internet service right away. No separate subscription is required. If customers need any assistance, they can call the Vodafone customer service centre under 111 on their Vodafone mobile or 8007111 from any other phone. 




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