Mobile Branson splashes out in Qatar

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Virgin Group founder Richard Branson made a splash at Thursday's launch of Virgin Mobile Qatar, arriving by jet-ski for the pre-paid mobile service's opening ceremony.

The billionaire Briton headed a V-formation of jet-skis along the corniche before landing at Doha's Museum of Islamic Art.

"Virgin Mobile is the fastest-growing and most successful business in Virgin's history, with more than fifteen million customers around the world," Branson said in a statement.

Virgin entered into a partnership with Qatari state-owned Qtel "to make Virgin Mobile Qatar our first mobile launch in the Middle East," he said.

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