Ooredoo Participates in First Media Forum Hosted by MERA
Reflecting its commitment to support civil society organisations in Oman, Ooredoo took part in the first media forum organised by the Ministry of Endowments and Religious Affairs (MERA) from 20 to 22 February. During the event, held under the patronage of H.E. Sheikh Dr. Kahlan Al-Kharousi, Assistant Grand Mufti of the Sultanate, Ahmed Al-Housni, Head of the Digital Communications at Ooredoo, delivered a special workshop on ‘the Management of Social Media Platforms’.
Highlighting the importance of fast, reliable data bundles in today’s interactive cyberspace, Al-Housni said: “Social Media is playing a crucial role in every aspect of our lives. This inspired us to offer a variety of data bundles which are fast, reliable, and meet the growing demands of our individual and corporate customers.”
The interactive session covered a number of topics which were designed to enable participants to make the best of social media platforms. Al-Housni shed light on the definition of social media, its potential to influence public opinion, and the social changes and challenges resulting from the emergence of such modern technologies. He also touched upon the breadth of horizons that such new means of communication could open up – to users in all walks of life.
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, a number of awards for their outstanding campaigns at the Dubai Lynx Awards in February 2014 and the CommsMEA award for Middle East Mobile Operator of the Year 2015.
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 “Most Innovative Company of the Year – MEA Region” at the 2015 International Business Awards.
The company reported revenues of USD 8.8 billion in 2015 and had a consolidated global customer base of 117 million customers as of 31 December 2015. Ooredoo’s shares are listed on the Qatar Stock Exchange and the Abu Dhabi Securities Exchange.