Ooredoo Group Solidifies Position as Leader in Innovation and Data Experience
Ooredoo has been recognised in 32 awards within the innovation and digital space
Ooredoo Group is committed to leading the way on data experience across its footprint, focusing on maintaining the agility to adapt ahead of changing market demands at a time when telecoms and digital are rapidly converging.
Paying tribute to this, 19 of Ooredoo’s flagship projects and initiatives in the digital and innovation space have been recently recognised by five of the most prestigious awards worldwide, namely the Global Telecoms Business Awards, Asia Communication Awards, the APAC Stevie Awards, the Global Telecoms Business Awards Asia, and the International Business Stevie Awards.
Ooredoo Group picked up a total of 16 International Business Stevie Awards (IBA Stevie), at the awards ceremony held on the 21 October. The Stevie Awards are the world’s premier business awards which honour, and generate public recognition of, the achievements and positive contributions of organisations and working professionals worldwide.
Ooredoo Oman was awarded a Gold Stevie for their proprietary Self-Care App, which was designed specifically to meet the changing lifestyle needs of customers in Oman, and make the point of sale more mobile by delivering greater simplicity and full-access to the company’s digital services. Indosat Ooredoo won a Gold Stevie for their work on IoT Connect, a solution that enables customers to control IoT analytics, connections and better leverage IoT solutions to generate new revenue sources and increase cost-efficiency. Finally, Ooredoo Group was also awarded a Gold Stevie for their impressive and efficient investor relations website.
In addition to the three Gold Stevies, Ooredoo Group was awarded three Silver Stevies and 10 Bronze Stevies, which included initiatives from Ooredoo Algeria, Ooredoo Maldives and Ooredoo Qatar, as well.
Waleed Al-Sayed, Deputy Chief Executive Officer of Ooredoo Group, commented on the wins: “Our aim is to provide the best digital and data experience for consumers and businesses across the Middle East, North Africa and Southeast Asia and we work hard to deliver disruptive innovations and life-enhancing products and services to these customers. We are honoured to have received such prestigious industry recognition for our work and achievements. We will continue to build on these successes, working to remain at the fore of innovation in all of our markets and stay one step ahead to enable more of our customers to enjoy the internet.”
Ooredoo Group also won seven Global Telecoms Business (GTB) Awards. The GTB Awards series showcase and celebrate the most successful telco projects from across the globe, awarding the cutting-edge companies and projects that are driving today’s telecommunications marketplace.
Some of the initiatives highlighted include: Ooredoo Qatar’s partnership with Telenity, which was awarded for its Virtualised Consolidation Platform for messaging and VAS project under the Infrastructure Service Innovation category. Indosat Ooredoo won awards for their Freedom Combo and Churn Reduction project within the Consumer Service Innovation and Software and Applications Innovation categories, respectively.
In addition to this, Ooredoo Myanmar was recognised twice at the GTB Asia Awards, for their Site Pyo Application and 4G Network Transformation initiative.
Indosat Ooredoo and Ooredoo Myanmar also won awards at the Asia Communication Awards (ACAs) which took place on 24 May in Singapore, for their Kota Digital and Network Transformation Initiatives, respectively.
Ooredoo’s commitment to staying at the forefront of digital innovation in all of its markets has also been recognised at the APAC Stevie Awards, which were this year celebrated in Tokyo on 2 June. Indosat Ooredoo won three Stevie awards for their initiatives – a Gold Stevie for their INSPERA initiative, and two Bronze Stevies for their innovation in technology management, planning and implementation, and Kota Digital. Ooredoo Myanmar was also awarded a Bronze Stevie for their innovation in technology management, planning and implementation.
Ooredoo Tunisia won the Social Progress Award from the Ministry of Social Affairs, an award granted to public and private companies that have reached impressive milestones in their efforts to further the progress of their employees’ working conditions and strengthen dialogue and consultation within the company. The prestigious Award was presented to Ooredoo Tunisia by Tunisian President Beji Caid Essebsi.
Ooredoo is an international communications company operating across the Middle East, North Africa and Southeast Asia. Serving consumers and businesses in 10 countries, Ooredoo delivers the leading data experience through a broad range of content and services via its advanced, data-centric mobile and fixed networks.
Ooredoo served 138 million customers and generated revenues of USD 8.9 billion as of 31 December 2016. Its shares are listed on the Qatar Stock Exchange and the Abu Dhabi Securities Exchange.
|Appendix of Awards|
|Ooredoo Oman Self-Care App||Gold Stevie|
|Indosat Ooredoo IoT Connect||Gold Stevie|
|Best Investor Relations Website||Gold Stevie|
|Indosat Ooredoo INSPERA||Silver Stevie|
|Indosat Ooredoo UNIFY Data Centers||Silver Stevie|
|Telecommunications Company of the Year||Silver Stevie|
|Best Telecommunications Website||Bronze Stevie|
|Indosat Ooredoo Kota Digital||Bronze Stevie|
|Ooredoo Algeria Mobile Health Clinics||Bronze Stevie|
|Indosat Ooredoo Freedom Combo||Bronze Stevie|
|Indosat Ooredoo 4.5G Services||Bronze Stevie|
|Indosat Ooredoo My IM3||Bronze Stevie|
|Ooredoo Maldives – Most Innovative Company||Bronze Stevie|
|Ooredoo Maldives m-Faisaa||Bronze Stevie|
|Ooredoo Qatar – Most Innovative Company||Bronze Stevie|
|Ooredoo Qatar Stand for Good||Bronze Stevie|
|GTB Innovation Awards
|Ooredoo Qatar – virtualised consolidation platform for messaging and VAS project||Infrastructure service innovation|
|Indosat Ooredoo Churn reduction||Software & applications innovation|
|Ooredoo Maldives Smart Campus||Enterprise service innovation|
|Ooredoo Myanmar – 4G network transformation||Infrastructure service innovation|
|Ooredoo Tunisia – customer-centric programme||Enterprise service innovation|
|Ooredoo Tunisia – customer-centric programme||Consumer service innovation|
|Indosat Ooredoo Freedom Combo||Consumer service innovation|
|GTB Asia Innovation Awards||Ooredoo Myanmar Site Pyo Application||Software & applications innovation|
|Ooredoo Myanmar – 4G Network transformation||Infrastructure innovation|
|ACAs||Indosat Ooredoo Kota Digital||Smart Cities Award|
|Ooredoo Myanmar Network Transformation||Best Network Transformation Initiative|
|APAC Stevies||Indosat Ooredoo INSPERA||Gold Stevie|
|Indosat Ooredoo innovation in technology management, planning & implementation||Bronze Stevie|
|Indosat Ooredoo Kota Digital||Bronze Stevie|
|Ooredoo Myanmar innovation in technology management, planning & implementation||Bronze Stevie|
|Ministry of Social Affairs||Ooredoo Tunisia||Social Progress Award|