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Posted On: 7 June 2011 05:42 pm
Updated On: 12 November 2020 02:11 pm

Superfast broadband may help make Qatar new tech hub

Khalifa Al Haroon
Khalifa Al Haroon
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The beach at al-Khor is no place for holiday makers. The landscape is barren, and a burning wind whips up sand into a dust storm that hits you at well over 40 degrees. But this rather uninviting patch of shoreline is actually the scene for something of a technological revolution. Because it is here where Qatar's brand new fibre optic cable emerges from the waters of the Gulf and comes to shore, before being beamed out to homes and businesses across the country. The cable will give consumers here eye-watering connection speeds that may eventually reach 10G per second - hundreds of times faster than the rather paltry speeds on offer today. In short, Qatar is about to..... Click link below to read more and view video.