Posted on March 08, 2016

The Ministry of Foreign Affairs (MOFA) today signed a major new agreement that will see Ooredoo help to build the MOFA Global Network (MGN), an initiative to connect more than 100 Qatari diplomatic missions around the world with their headquarters in Doha. MOFA staff in those offices will have access to IP telephony and video conferencing, in addition to WAN acceleration for better application performance, ensuring that no matter how remote and underdeveloped the area they operate in is, they remain connected.

H.E. Saif Al Kuwari, Director Department of Information Systems & Technology Ministry of Foreign Affairs, said: “The MOFA Global Network is a landmark initiative from the Government of the State of Qatar, being led by the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, to ensure that our diplomatic missions are supported by a world-class communication and connectivity solution. As Qatar’s profile continues to grow on the world stage, we are implementing cutting-edge infrastructure to ensure that all our teams can stay in-touch and receive and share information, updates and advice from their different territories.”

Waleed Al-Sayed, Chief Executive Officer, Ooredoo Qatar, said: “This agreement marks the next step for Ooredoo in becoming a truly global service provider. We are building a cutting-edge connectivity solution which will provide fast, reliable and secure communications for our Ministry representatives overseas. We are proud to be making this distinct contribution to Qatar’s international diplomatic efforts, which are recognised and respected around the world.”

In the next three years, Ooredoo will work with leading telecommunications providers to deliver the international network connectivity that will link the different missions with Qatar. Deploying cutting-edge applications and Riverbed WAN optimisation solutions, with backend systems deployed over an Ooredoo-managed WAN network, the core connectivity solution in Qatar will use the speed and power of the Ooredoo Supernet to ensure that all missions benefit from world-class communication services.

The proposed solution will be built using capacity on international networks, incorporating geographical diversity and resilience.