Ooredoo’s Mobile Academy Enabling Education Across Footprint

Pioneering Service Changing Lives by Making Education Accessible to More than 181,000 Customers

Doha, Qatar

Ooredoo is continuing to roll-out its Ooredoo Mobile Academy service – a portal that provides an “all-you-can-learn” experience – across its global footprint, as demand for mobile education increases in the MENA region and Southeast Asia.

The Ooredoo Mobile Academy offers a next generation learning experience, with more than 50 different courses on a wide variety of subjects, from languages to business skills, all available via mobile phone.

More than 181,000 customers are currently benefiting from the service, in markets including Qatar, Oman, Iraq, and most recently Kuwait and Indonesia. Plans are also in place to roll-out the service to Tunisia and Algeria shortly.

The cloud-based service not only lets subscribers have access to educational material at any time, but also enables them to complete the coursework online at their own pace and submit via their mobile, making education more accessible for all.

The Ooredoo Mobile Academy was launched for Qatar at the 2014 ITU Telecom World event, and has successfully been introduced through a partnership with Mobitrans across a range of markets.  It is optimised for all handsets, as the service works for feature phones and smartphones using the widely-adopted HTML5 standard.

Dr. Nasser Marafih, Group CEO, Ooredoo, said: “The Ooredoo Mobile Academy liberates people’s potential by giving them access to education wherever they are and whenever they want to learn. The dynamic growth in active subscribers over the past six months demonstrates the huge appetite for mobile education in the Middle East, North Africa and Southeast Asia. We’re seeing the incredible impact this service is making on economies and communities as it is introduced, and are excited to be opening new life opportunities for our customers.”

The Mobile Academy is just one of many mobile content services launched over the last few months with Ooredoo, with many more to come.

About Ooredoo

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.

 

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