Qatari watchdog tells Vodafone to file complaint

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The Independent Online

Qatar's telecom watchdog yesterday told Vodafone Qatar to file a complaint with it if the company had concerns about the entry of Virgin into the market.

The regulator was responding to a threat of legal action from Vodafone Qatar, which believes Virgin's entrance into the gulf state is a violation of the conditions of its licence – bought at a cost of 7.7bn riyals (£1.5bn). Virgin has signed a partnership with Qatar Telecommunications to launch Virgin Mobile Qatar in a brand licensing deal.

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