Qatar residents call for cheaper internet, local calls
The Peninsula reports:
While intense competition between two rival telecommunication providers has led to drastic reduction in international call rates, local call rates remain at almost the levels when Qatar had a a single telecom provider…
In two years, call rates have dropped by 35 percent and 44 percent respectively, which is 10 percent lower than other GCC countries. The stiff competition between the two telecom operators has resulted in a dramatic decrease in call rates but consumers do not see the benefits…
For Walid Mohsen Alsarha Internet service has become an urgent need like water and air.
“As man could not live without water so with all sectors of life without the Internet, and with the Internet reaching this level of importance, we must not rely on a single operator, despite the fact the current player has spared no effort to provide better services,” he said.
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