Ooredoo is a leading international communications company with a customer base of more than 93 million and has been one of the fastest-growing telecommunications companies in the world since 2005. Headquartered in Doha, Qatar, the company is dedicated to supporting Qatar National Vision 2030 in making Qatar one of the best connected countries in the world.
BLAZE TO BRILLIANCE
- Formerly known as Qatar Telecom (Qtel), the company adopted the new brand name of “Ooredoo” from March 2013
- It is the first company in Qatar to launch an e-waste recycling programme
- The Ooredoo Data centre received the prestigious ISO 22301 Certification – Business Continuity Management Systems (BCMS) certificate at QITCOM
Formerly known as Qatar Telecom (Qtel), the company adopted the new brand name of “Ooredoo” in March 2013. The company has been around since 1949 when the first telephone exchange was installed in Qatar. The company has grown to provide mobile broadband, digital and fibre products and services to individual customers and businesses.
Ooredoo is focussed on providing the best and most innovative services in the region. This includes ultra-fast 4G services for mobile Internet, mobile banking services, nationwide fibre home broadband network and next generation Mozaic TV, plus an incredible range of services for enterprises and small businesses. In Qatar alone, Ooredoo has three million strong customer base, including mobile, fixed line, broadband, entertainment and business solution customers as of May 2014. The milestone was celebrated and announced at QITCOM 2014.
ENGAGEMENT THAT ENTHRALS
For many years, Ooredoo has worked with community groups and charities across Qatar in the fields of education, healthcare, environment, social welfare and sports. It supports a wide range of school events and educational projects including original scientific and technical research at Carnegie Mellon University in Qatar.
It is the first company in Qatar to launch an e-waste recycling programme. It has also moved all of its customers to e-billing to cut down on paper waste and join major companies around the world every year to celebrate Earth Hour, turning off lights and nonessential systems at its headquarters.
During the 2014 ITU World Telecom Conference in Doha, Ooredoo in partnership with Nokia Network and China Mobile showcased a recordbreaking speed of 4.1 Gbps over LTE.
In April 2014, Ooredoo opened its ‘Advanced Smart Innovative Solutions’ (OASIS) lab at HQ1, providing a space where smart ICT solutions are created, tested and demonstrated for staff and customers. It also launched the latest Ooredoo App. updates with new features such as the ‘Commercial SMS Blocker’, ‘International Key’ switch and continuous log-in ability.
The Ooredoo Data centre received the prestigious ISO 22301 certification – Business Continuity Management Systems (BCMS) certificate at QITCOM. Ooredoo Qatar won three awards at the prestigious CMO Asia Awards. The company was recognised for ‘Best Brand Excellence in the Telecom Sector’, ‘Best Loyalty Programme’ for Nojoom and ‘Best Mobile Payment Service Provider’ for Ooredoo’s Mobile Money.