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Ooredoo Switches Off with Millions Worldwide in Support of Earth Hour 2015

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Ooredoo Switches Off with Millions Worldwide in Support of Earth Hour 2015


Muscat, Oman

Ooredoo’s Head Office and Contact Centre joined its 29 stores across the Sultanate in powering down all unnecessary electrical appliances for one hour on the 28 March to support Earth Hour with millions across the globe. The global initiative unites people to protect the planet through greater environmental efficiency and asks people to turn off all lights and other non-essential electrical items at a specified time. During the company’s participation, customers experienced full network service and continued to receive the highest levels of connectivity.

The company’s commitment to safeguarding the environment has always been a priority and to that end Ooredoo continues to search-out and implement advanced eco-friendly practices. One of its latest initiatives includes the Ooredoo Oman Mobile App, which in addition to convenience and accessibility, has allowed customers to pay their bills online reducing the need for paper even further. Ooredoo also uses recycling bins and energy-efficient lighting and appliances in its Head Office and across its stores to instil an environmentally conscious culture amongst its family members.

Ooredoo’s pledge was made on the official Earth Hour website (www.omanearthhour.org) as a part of its ongoing care for the environment. Earth Hour is a non-profit organisation with the mission of bringing people together to reduce the negative effects on earth’s deteriorating ozone layer. Over 162 countries and territories worldwide now partake in the famed event each year, with 2014 reporting more than 7,000 towns, cities and municipalities taking part.

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 2.5 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$9.1 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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