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Ooredoo OpensNew Franchise Store in Saham

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Ooredoo OpensNew Franchise Store in Saham


Muscat, Oman


As part of their plans to be accessible in all areas of the Sultanate, Ooredoo opened its first franchise store in Saham,in a strategic partnership with KhimjiRamdas. Inaugurated by H.E. Sheikh Ali bin Mansoor Al Busaidi, Wali of Saham, the new store will be managed and operated by KhimjiRamdasin line with Ooredoo’s concept stores, ensuring that customers in Al Batinah continue to enjoy the great customer experience and value added products and services known to Ooredoo.


“We are ambitious with our plans to extend our reach and provide customers with the service that they deserve. Keeping this in mind, we started to roll-out a franchise expansion plan, through which we will be partnering with renowned retail chains to reach more customers across the country. Our first franchise store in Al Batinah will give our customers in Sahamgreat value, more choice, and allow them to enjoy everything that we have on offer,” said Feras al Shaikh, Director of Consumer Sales at Ooredoo.


He added, “Our partnership with KhimjiRamdasis the beginning of a relationship that will bring exponential benefits to local communities by combining our joint retail expertise, network and commitment to serve the nation.”


In addition to being Ooredoo’s first franchise store in Oman, the new outlet is also the company’s 30th overall, contributing to its retail network growth across Oman. The agreement is part of a new phase of franchise expansion plan that will aim to further enhance Ooredoo’s customer reach and will see more stores opening in the future.





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About Ooredoo


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.


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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$9.3 billion in 2013 and had a consolidated global customer base of more than 95 million people as of 31 December 2013. Ooredoo’s shares are listed on the Qatar Exchange and the Abu Dhabi Securities Exchange.


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