Motorola successfully manged Qatar Telecom’s (Qtel) network for the recently-concluded 15th Asian Games in Qatar within the major stadia of Khalifa Olympic City, including the venues for all major events such as the handball, basketball, football finals as well as the closing ceremony.

Motorola took on the day-to-day management of network operations and support services, thereby enabling Qtel to focus on customer care, while continuing to deliver high quality of service and effectively handling peak call demands on its network. Motorola’s managed services expertise supported Qtel in managing over 5.98 million calls successfully.
“Motorola has been the leading GSM network provider for Qtel for more than 12 years, and particularly after the successful deployment of our indoor telecommunications network last year, Motorola was the logical choice to assist us in providing the highest standards of mobile services during the busy period of the Asian Games,” says Sheikh Fahad Bin Jassim Al Thani, executive director of Qtel’s wireless services.
“We expected significant peaks in demand at various points during the Games, and yet our network performance for the duration was excellent. Motorola proved they had the technical expertise to tailor their managed services to meet the demands of the event, and in doing so made an effective contribution to the overall success of the Games,” he adds.
This announcement follows Motorola’s successful deployment of an indoor telecommunications network for Qtel in 2005 for a number of stadium venues in Doha, including Khalifa Sports City and other venues.
“We worked with Qtel to ensure a smooth and consistently high quality communications for the 2006 Asian Games. Through our longstanding relationship with the operator and the proven expertise of our services teams, we were able to understand the requirements and challenges of managing communications for such a major event. We offered the operator the expertise of our services teams to ensure that Qtel’s customers have optimal communications access at all times,” says Ali Amer, vice-president: Middle East, Africa and Pakistan, Motorola Networks & Enterprise.
Many of the leading telecoms providers in the region are choosing Motorola services to assist them in getting the most from their resources and infrastructure investment, and in planning the most efficient solutions for future growth. Motorola is now managing over 100 customer networks worldwide, demonstrating its commitment to providing operational excellence to its service provider, government, municipal and enterprise customers.