Qtel partners with Skype

16 Feb 2011

(MENAFN) Qatar Telecom (Qtel) chief executive, Nasser Marafih, stated that the company signed a partnership with Skype under which the latter would provide access to the Qtel’s wireless broadband unit, reported the National.

This deal, the first between a Middle East operator and Skype, would enable broadband users in Jordan and Philippine to access Skype mobile software through the wi-tribe brand. Wi-tribe is the brand underwhich Qtel operates in the mentioned countries.

The deal would also enable Skype to sell vouchers for credits in wi-tribe’s retail outlets.

It is worth noting that Qtel has over 68 million clients in seventeen countries in the Middle East, Africa and Asia.

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