UK consultancy Atkins wins role in Qatari NBN

UK design and engineering consultancy Atkins has won a three-year contract with the Qatar National Broadband Network (Q.NBN) company to establish and operate a new Programme Management Office (PMO) in the capital city of Doha.

Qatar’s Q.NBN: “We aim to have maximum fibre coverage by 2015″

Ahmed Al-Sulaiti, CTO of Q.NBN

The Middle Eastern state of Qatar has bold plans in place to overhaul its communications infrastructure with a massive fibre buildout, as part of the country’s Vision 2030 project which aims to transform the country through investment in advanced technologies into a knowledge-based society.