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Ooredoo wins ‘Best Operator’ and ‘Best Telecom CEO’
September 16, 2015, 3:10 pm

Ooredoo is celebrating a double success this week, winning 'Best Operator' at the Telecoms World Middle East Awards 2015 and 'Telecoms CEO of the Year'  for Dr. Nasser Marafih at the CEO Middle East Awards in Dubai last night.

The company has delivered impressive results in 2015, reaching an all-time high of more than 114 million customers across its footprint, increasing its leadership position in data services (now worth 34 percent of the Group’s revenue), and enhancing its portfolio of solutions for business and enterprise customers.

In addition, the company has taken the lead in network performance, delivering 4G+ in Qatar and Kuwait, 4G in Oman, Tunisia, and the Maldives, and providing 3G services in Algeria and Myanmar.

Dr. Nasser Marafih, Group CEO, Ooredoo, said: “Both these awards demonstrate the incredible contribution that Ooredoo companies are making to people’s lives across our footprint in the Middle East, North Africa and Southeast Asia. By investing in network excellence and a superior customer experience, we have positioned our operations as leaders in data services, B2B innovations and supporters of people’s digital lifestyles.”

Ooredoo received the top prize of “Best Operator” at the prestigious Telecoms World Middle East Awards held in Dubai on Monday, coming first against a field that included some of the leading operators in the region.

Judges selected Ooredoo based on its impressive performance across a range of metrics, including growth in customer numbers, provision of cutting-edge network technology, particularly 4G, 4G+ and Fibre, and the company’s success in supporting a full range of innovative smart services for healthcare, transportation, entertainment and urban development.

At the CEO Middle East Awards, Dr. Nasser received his award in front of an audience of the Gulf’s top executives.

The awards panel noted Ooredoo’s success in creating a truly global brand under his stewardship, rolling out 'Ooredoo' in Qatar, Algeria, Tunisia, Kuwait, the Maldives, Oman and Myanmar. In addition, Ooredoo’s success in the greenfield market of Myanmar and the launch of Ooredoo Business, a dedicated unit focusing on innovative services for companies, were cited as key success factors.

Ooredoo has continued to add to its tally of awards in 2015, with operations across its footprint winning a range of commendations. Most recently, Ooredoo Myanmar won an ‘Honorary Mention Award’ in the ‘Best Contact Center’ category at Customer Experience Asia Excellence Awards in Singapore.

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