Ooredoo Celebrates 10 Years of Serving the Nation
To celebrate 10 years of serving the nation, Ooredoo is delivering a host of inspiring promotions and memorable experiences to be at one with its customers on this momentous milestone. As well as an open invitation to customers to a music concert at Oman Automobile Association on 19 March, Ooredoo is offering a generous 10GB of data between 5 and 25 March for just RO 5.
Ooredoo’s progress over the last decade is best demonstrated by its popularity, now comprising a large and engaged customer base that exceeds the two and a half million threshold. Ooredoo’s fantastic online presence further ranks among the top social media brands in the Sultanate; it’s strength in this area a testament to the innovative ways it uses social media platforms to interact with customers on anything from responding to issues to running competitions. The Company’s brand values lived out in their everyday interactions with customers to deliver a unique and dynamic customer experience.
Ooredoo also celebrated the event with family members, holding a ‘All Hands’ session to commemorate 10 inspiring years, share future visions and to enjoy the successes of the last decade. In furthering its achievements to date, the people-centric operator has prioritised the expansion of its fixed-line and wireless networks over the coming year, which will see the delivery of a series of innovative concepts for new services and products aimed at entrepreneurs, businesses, women and the youth, whilst further contributing to the formation of Oman’s digital and knowledge-based society.
Omani Qatari Telecommunications Company SAOG (“Ooredoo”) was founded and registered in the Sultanate of Oman in December 2004. It launched its service in March 2005 as the challenger mobile operator in Oman, originally operating under the name Nawras. The Company was awarded the second fixed licence in Oman in 2009, and launched its international gateway in April 2010, its corporate fixed and broadband services in May 2010, and its residential fixed and broadband services in June 2010. Since 2010, Ooredoo has been an integrated services telecommunications operator and is currently serving over 2 million customers across the Sultanate. Following a successful IPO on 1 November 2010, Ooredoo is listed on the Muscat Stock Market (MSM) under the “ORDS” ticker. Ooredoo is majority owned by Ooredoo Q.S.C. and also has a number of significant Omani shareholders which ensures that the company is strongly integrated into the Omani society. Ooredoo has won a number of awards including Jury’s Distinction Award for Customer Service Excellence in the telecom sector 2013, Leading Telecommunications Company at the Arab Achievement Awards 2013, Best Operator Network at the Telecoms World Middle East 2013 Awards and a number of awards for their outstanding campaigns at the Dubai Lynx Awards in February 2014.
About Ooredoo Group
Ooredoo is a leading international communications company delivering mobile, fixed, broadband internet and corporate managed services tailored to the needs of consumers and businesses across markets in the Middle East, North Africa and Southeast Asia. As a community-focused company, Ooredoo is guided by its vision of enriching people’s lives and its belief that it can stimulate human growth by leveraging communications to help people achieve their full potential. Ooredoo has a presence in markets such as Qatar, Kuwait, Oman, Algeria, Tunisia, Iraq, Palestine, the Maldives, Myanmar and Indonesia. The company was named “Best Mobile Operator of the Year” at the World Communication Awards 2013.
The company reported revenues of US$9.1 billion in 2014 and had a consolidated global customer base of more than 107 million people as of 31 December 2014. Ooredoo’s shares are listed on the Qatar Exchange and the Abu Dhabi Securities Exchange.