The group submitted the highest bid in the second round auction defeating four rival consortia, which included bids from AT&T and Verizon. But no financial details about the deal have been released.
Qatar Telecoms is currently the lone operator in the country and has 1.1 million customers even though Qatar only has a population of 840,000.
IctQATAR, Qatar’s telecoms regulator, general secretary Dr Hessa Al-Jaber said: “This is an important milestone in the liberalisation of the telecommunications market in Qatar. We look forward to the roll-out of new products and services in 2008."