INDOSAT wins twice at Selular Awards 2014
Ooredoo’s company in Indonesia picks up Best Prepaid Card for its IM3 service & Best CSR Program for its Indosat Wireless Innovation Contest (IWIC)
Doha, Qatar and Jakarta, Indonesia
Indosat, member of Ooredoo, recently celebrated double success in the 2014 Selular Awards, winning Best Prepaid Card for its IM3 Card and Best CSR Program for the Indosat Wireless Innovation Contest (IWIC).
Highlighting Indosat’s focus on youth and innovation, the awards, which are organised by Global Selular Media Group, recognised the leading service Indosat’s IM3 card provides to tens of millions of Indonesia’s younger, aspirational generation.
A second award gave recognition to the company’s outstanding efforts to encourage Indonesia’s youth to exercise their creative, innovative and entrepreneurial spirit. Awarded Best CSR Program, IWIC, an annual innovation and mobile application contest has produced more than 2,000 innovative telecommunication technology application works to date.
Alexander Rusli, President Director and CEO of Indosat said, “We are delighted to have received industry recognition in these two areas. For us these awards are proof that the IM3 prepaid card remains one of the best services available to Indonesia’s young people and that the IWIC program continues to be a leading force in encouraging Indonesia’s young people to become more creative and innovative through the invention and development of mobile applications. These young people will create Indonesia’s tomorrow and for Indosat it is an absolute priority to provide the services and motivation to help them achieve the very best they can.”
Dr Nasser Marafih, Group CEO, Ooredoo commented: “Across our group we are dedicated to providing solutions uniquely tailored to young people and their specific needs. In Indonesia, the country’s young population are incredibly aspirational and we are delighted to have received this validation for the specific initiatives and services we have introduced to support their unique needs. It is through initiatives such as these that we as a group are delivering our commitment to human growth, putting these words into meaningful action.”
The annual Selular Awards have been awarded to members of Indonesia’s cellular telecommunication industry since 2004 when they were first initiated by the GSM (Global Selular Media) Group. Taking the theme of “Welcoming The Next Phase”, the assessment uses a panel of judges from its editorial team as well as conducting an online survey, which this year involved 1,799 respondents from across the country.
Ooredoo is a leading international communications company delivering mobile, fixed, broadband internet and corporate East managed services tailored to the needs of consumers and businesses across markets in the Middle, 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 and Indonesia. The company was named “Best Mobile Operator of the Year” at the World Communication Awards 2013.
The company reported revenues of $ 9.3 billion U.S. dollars 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.
Indosat, the largest operating company in the Ooredoo network, is the leading telecommunication and information operator in Indonesia that provides cellular services, fixed line, data communications and internet (MIDI). In the first half of 2013, the company had 56,5 million mobile subscribers through a variety of brands, among others; IM3, Mentari and Matrix. Indosat operates international direct dialing (IDD) through the access codes 001, 008 and Flatcall 01016. The company also offers corporate solutions that supported by integrated telecommunications network throughout Indonesia as well as satellite services via satellite Palapa-C2 and Palapa-D. Indosat’s shares are listed on the Indonesia Stock Exchange (IDX: ISAT).