Ooredoo Group launches its Ramadan Campaign

23 April 2020 . Qatar

Promise of Family Closeness while Social Distancing is Maintained

Under the theme “In a time when we can't be together, at least we can still be close”, Ooredoo Group has launched its much-awaited annual Ramadan campaign with a short video highlighting how people can still connect despite the ongoing global pandemic.

This year's Ramadan campaign was designed to showcase the power of technology in enabling families, friends and communities around the world to overcome the current disruptions to a traditional Holy Month and build stronger ties with loved ones.

For the first time in the region, Ooredoo's Ramadan campaign was shot completely using only smartphones, with people performing and sharing their scenes from their own homes. Ooredoo teams around the world leveraged the power of the company's networks to be able to work closely together remotely and help film the campaign's short video in 11 different countries, including Qatar, Kuwait, Oman, Maldives, Palestine, Algeria, Tunisia, USA, France and South Africa.

Sheikh Saud Bin Nasser Al Thani, Group Chief Executive Officer, Ooredoo, said: "The Holy Month of Ramadan will be very different to many this year. Unlike other years, we'll have to experience this blessed month away from many of our loved ones. But although apart, people won't have to feel alone as we deliver on our promise to enable all the communities we serve to stay connected and enjoy the internet, while staying safe. We're conscious about our huge responsibility as a telecoms company to help minimise the spread of COVID-19 by giving easy and affordable access to technology wherever we operate, even in the most remote areas. During this time, especially during the Holy Month of Ramadan, we're here when our customers need us most."

During the Holy Month of Ramadan, Ooredoo is encouraging people to maintain social distancing and make use of group chats and video calling to keep in touch at this challenging time. With Ooredoo's advanced networks, families and communities can stay connected, productive, entertained and most importantly close at a time when the global pandemic is often preventing them from being together.

The company is currently playing a key role in supporting customers across its global footprint with both digital solutions and relief measures. Ooredoo has significantly optimised network performance and enhanced internet speeds, enabling social distancing, seamless home schooling and access to home entertainment.

Also, Ooredoo's agile contribution to business continuity with a range of secure and immersive digital solutions will help ensure people have something to go back to once the current situation is resolved.

Sheikh Saud added: "The situation we're going through is giving everyone a whole new way of living the spirit of Ramadan. It won't be easy, certainly. But in a time when we can't be together, at least we can still be close. Let's take it as an opportunity to reflect and meditate more. Stay at home with Ooredoo and enjoy the internet."

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About Ooredoo

Ooredoo is an international communications company operating across the Middle East, North Africa and Southeast Asia. Serving consumers and businesses in 10 countries, Ooredoo delivers the leading data experience through a broad range of content and services via its advanced, data-centric mobile and fixed networks.

Ooredoo generated revenues of QAR 30 billion as of 31 December 2019. Its shares are listed on the Qatar Stock Exchange and the Abu Dhabi Securities Exchange.

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