Keynote Speech by H.E. Dr. Hessa Al-Jaber at the launch of Qatar's National Broadband Plan

Sunday, December 8, 2013
Focus Area: 
National Broadband Network

In her keynote address at the launch of Qatar’s National Broadband Plan on December 8, 2013, H.E. Dr. Hessa Al-Jaber, Minister of Information & Communications Technology, said that the launch of Qatar’s first-ever National Broadband Plan is a major step in a journey that will establish Qatar as a leading broadband economy in the region.

She emphasized that this is not just the government’s plan, “It belongs to all of us in Qatar and its success—which will also drive the continued prosperity and progress of our nation—depends on all of us.”

Dr. Al-Jaber highlighted the role of the new National Broadband Plan, with its broad objective to promote broadband market development and provide high-quality, affordable and high-speed services to all. The 10-year plan with four ambitious targets for 2016, she said, will help ensure that the opportunities offered by broadband technology are realized and maximized.