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MENAFN - The Peninsula - 07/05/2010

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(MENAFN - The Peninsula) Vodafone Qatar and Mannai Corporation on Wednesday signed a landmark Internet Protocol (IP) services agreement to maximise services to Vodafone customers.

Under the agreement, Mannai Corporation will provide end-to-end IP managed services and support Vodafones IT infrastructure including consultation, IP support, infrastructure management and working with Vodafone to provide innovative solutions to further rollout new products and services to its customers.

Mannai Corporation will also assist in managing Vodafone Qatars internal corporate network including Business back office and customer care applications as well as maintaining Vodafones Data Centre LAN topology.

Commenting on the agreement, Vodafone CEO Grahame Maher, said: Mannai Corporation IP services are world class and Vodafone Qatar is thrilled to be partnering with them. This partnership will enable us to bring many new and exciting products and services to our customers that will make a world of difference for them.

This agreement is a testimony to our capabilities as a provider of ICT services, said Alekh Grewal, CEO Mannai Corporation. We are looking forward to working with an internationally reputed organisation like Vodafone and together bring state-of-the-art technology to Qatar.

Phone for QR69

Meanwhile, Vodafone has introduced to the market new Vodafone 250 FM (VF 250 FM) the worlds lowest cost colour FM Radio phone which can be purchased for QR69 with a full 24 month replacement warranty.

This follows the announcement last month that Vodafone had brought to Qatar the Vodafone 150, the lowest cost mobile phone in the world, retailing for only QR59.

With the launch of the VF 150 and now the VF 250, we are giving many people in Qatar the opportunity to share in the benefits of mobile technology for the first time. We hope this will make a world of difference for thousands of people in Qatar, Said Daniel Horan, Director-Commercial Business Unit.

The VF 250 FM offers excellent voice and SMS services, as well as support for mobile payment services. Some of the other VF 250 features which are not really expected to be in low cost mobile phones include: A coloured screen, FM radio and stereo headset, Mini USB connector, alarm clock, torch, calculator, currency converter, 2 embedded games and memory for up to 100 entries in phonebook plus SMS storage.


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