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Our vision

Enriching people’s digital lives

We are on a mission to empower customers across our global footprint to access and enjoy the best of the Internet in a way that is personal and unique to them.

We continue to invest in our networks to ensure seamless connectivity that caters to our customers’ growing digital needs.

We are working as a real digital enabler across our markets and our aspiration is to help people simplify their lives and enjoy exciting and rewarding digital experiences.

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We play an active role in our local communities, deploying our reliable, trustworthy networks to deliver relevant services that give you access to the solutions and support you need.

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We make things easy for you. With us, everything is simple and transparent. We respond quickly to your requests, and show concern and respect.

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We love a challenge because we have an ever youthful spirit, fueling our passion to be the best and enabling us to lead change and innovation to benefit our customers.

  1. 1987

    With the creation of Qtel Group, Qatar Public Telecommunications Corporation is established

  2. 1994

    Wireless service introduced in Qatar

  3. 1996

    Internet and paging comes to Qatar

  4. 1998

    Qatar Public Telecommunications Corporation transformed into Qatar Telecom (“Qtel”) and Qtel listed on Doha Securities Market

  5. 1999

    Qtel listed on the London Stock Exchange

  6. 2001

    Qtel listed on the Abu Dhabi Stock Exchange

  7. 2002

    Broadband Internet (ADSL high speed Internet access) launched across Qatar.

  8. 2002

    Qtel is listed on the Bahrain Stock Exchange

  9. 2005

    Official launch of Nawras, Qtel's subsidiary in the Sultanate of Oman.

  10. 2006

    3G wireless is launched in Qatar

  11. 2007

    Qtel acquires Wataniya Telecom

  12. 2007

    Wi-Tribe, a Qtel Group company launches operations

  13. 2009

    Qtel International formed

  14. 2009

    Qtel purchases an ownership stake in Indosat

  15. 2011

    Wataniya Mobile Palestine listed on Palestine Exchange

  16. 2011

    Nawras listed on Muscat Stock Market

  17. 2012

    Qtel Group expands ownership stakes in Tunisiana, Wataniya and Asiacell

  18. 2013

    Wataniya Maldives rebrands as Ooredoo Maldives

  19. 2013

    Re-branding of the Group under the “Ooredoo” brand

  20. 2013

    Nedjma rebrands as Ooredoo Algeria

  21. 2013

    Football star Lionel Messi supports Ooredoo in various programmes

  22. 2013

    Awarded new mobile license in Myanmar

  23. 2013

    Asiacell listed on Iraqi Stock Exchange

  24. 2014

    Ooredoo announces joint venture with Rocket Internet

  25. 2014

    Tunisiana rebrands as Ooredoo Tunisia

  26. 2014

    Nawras transforms into Ooredoo Oman

  27. 2014

    Launch of 3G network in Myanmar

  28. 2014

    Wataniya Telecom (Kuwait) becomes Ooredoo Kuwait

  29. 2015

    Ooredoo reaches 100 million customer milestone

  30. 2016

    Ooredoo Qatar tested 5G solutions with a live demonstration of 5G-enabled robotics.

  31. 2016

    Ooredoo Oman signed an agreement with the Information Technology Authority to build and operate the Omani government’s Next Generation High speed Network.

  32. 2016

    Ooredoo launches Mobile Money service in the Maldives

  33. 2016

    Ooredoo Qatar premiers new 4K entertainment service with Ooredoo tv deploying cutting-edge fibre and Wi-Fi technology.

  34. 2016

    As Strategic Partner Associate, Ooredoo supported the launch of the World Economic Forum’s Industry Gender Gap report.

  35. 2017

    Ooredoo Qatar is one the first operators in the world to launch 4.5G Pro services, with peak speeds of 800 Mbps.

  36. 2017

    Ooredoo reached 164 million customers!

  37. 2017

    Ooredoo Maldives became the largest and most successful IPO in the history of the Maldives – attracting more than 8,000 investors.

  38. 2017

    Ooredoo was named as one the world’s Top 50 telco brands and ranked in the Top 10 of the Middle East’s most valuable brands

  39. 2017

    Ooredoo’s Wataniya Mobile launched operations in Gaza, with the largest investment in telecommunications in the Strip in nearly two decades

  40. 2017

    Ooredoo launched one of the world’s first 5G Speed Experiences in Doha, with initial speeds of up to (and in some cases exceeding) 1 Gbps.

  41. 2018

    Ooredoo first in the world to launch 5G commercially

  42. 2018

    Wataniya Mobile rebrands as Ooredoo Palestine