April 2014 – Ooredoo’s Advanced Smart Innovative Solutions (OASIS) lab opened at HQ1, providing a space where smart ICT solutions are created, tested and demonstrated for staff and customers.
Ooredoo begins the year with the 2014 Ooredoo Marathon, with more than 1,600 people
Ooredoo announce the latest Ooredoo App updates, with new features such as the
Commercial SMS Blocker, International Key switch and continuous log-in ability.
Ooredoo sponsor Focus Qatar’s 2014 H4D Health Awareness, a campaign which includes
free medical camps, health screenings at labour camps, and engaging in public talks on topics of safety.
Ooredoo’s 4G LTE network covers the whole of Qatar as 500th antenna is installed.
Ooredoo celebrates Qatar National Sport Day, in the spirit of having previously announced
2014 as the “Year of Sport,” and hosts a record number of 27, 000 participants at the MIA Park at the
Socialbakers award Ooredoo Qatar with the status of being a “Socially Devoted” corporation
based on its social media presence and continuous online engagement with its audiences in Qatar.
Ooredoo sponsors the fifth annual How Women Work Conference as part of the Women in
Focus month. The conference allows women in Qatar to network, find employment and help them
succeed in the workplace.
Ooredoo and Cisco Complete Strategic Participant Agreement for ITU Telecom World 2014.
Ooredoo and Qatar Cancer Society partner to launch “The Ooredoo Cancer Awareness
Qtel’s first-ever Marathon attracts more than 1,200 runners, raising money for the nonprofit
humanitarian organisation the Qatar Red Crescent.
Qtel Group and its operating companies announce unification under new brand of Ooredoo, at Mobile
World Congress in Barcelona.
Ooredoo names Leo Messi as global brand ambassador, Qatari Olympic medalist Nasser Al Attiyah as
brand ambassador for Ooredoo Qatar.
Qatar becomes first market to adopt the new brand of Ooredoo, with a spectacular multimedia and
Ooredoo launches Qatar’s first 4G LTE network, providing the country’s fastest-ever Mobile Broadband
The “Ooredoo Business: Let’s Talk” online film series, on business products and services in Qatar,
wins gold at the prestigious AVA Awards in the “Best Corporate Overview” category.
Ooredoo’s fixed-line fibre optic home broadband roll-out passes more
than 191,000 homes and connected more than 100,000 homes to Ooredoo Fibre.
Ooredoo launch Business Fibre - providing small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs)
with the same broadband capability as large enterprises.
Ooredoo partner with Arbor Networks on a suite of network security solutions to protect
businesses from cyber attacks.
Ooredoo Qatar sign partnership with Carnegie Mellon University in Qatar to collaborate on
research, workshops, seminars, conferences and support the next generation of technology leaders.
Ooredoo launch the Ooredoo App, enabling customers to manage their Ooredoo
accounts while on-the-go.
Ooredoo fully supported ‘Mobile Number Portability’ - enabling customers to keep their
numbers when the move to or from Ooredoo.
Ooredoo sign content partnership with The Walt Disney Company for Next Generation
Ooredoo Qatar sign content partnership to provide customers with exclusive content from
powerhouse French football team, and Ooredoo sponsored, Paris Saint-Germain.
Ooredoo Qatar opened the first fully-branded store and new Qatar dedicated HQ2
Ooredoo pass the milestone of more than 1 million Mobile Money customers.
Qtel and Qtel Group communicate strategy refresh to start the year.
Qtel named "Best Telecom Company" at Arabian Business Qatar Awards 2012.
Qtel Group companies win four awards at the annual CommsMEA Award Ceremony.
Qtel announced the launch of a major new Long-Term Evolution (LTE) program to provide 4G
services for all of Qatar.
H.E. Sheikh Abdullah Bin Mohammed Bin Saud Al Thani, Chairman named Commissioner to
the UN Broadband Commission for Digital Development in 2012.
Qtel Group increases its stake in Asiacell.
Qtel Launches the Refaq Volunteer Programme to improve lives across Qatar.
Commercial launch of Qtel Fibre for residential customers in connected areas.
Qtel raises stake in Wataniya Telecom Kuwait to 92.1%.
Qtel Receives CSR Recognition at CEO Middle East Awards.
Major Milestone Achieved as Homes in Qatar are Connected to High-Speed Fibre.
Qtel launches E-Billing for a Greener Qatar.
Qtel Wins “Best Corporate Borrower in EMEA region” Award.
Qtel Signs Major Insurance Agreement with SEIB Insurance Company.
Qtel First in Qatar to Reach Internet Trial Speeds of 100 Mbps for Consumers.
Qtel achieves 100,000 Facebook Friends.
Qtel Unveils New SME Research at Enterprise Qatar.
Qtel Launches Instant Top-Up Service for Greater Customer Convenience.
The Qtel Group announces partnership with Skype.
The Qtel Group Brings Twitter Mobile to Customers across MENA and Asia.
Qtel Launches “Business Group” for Qatar’s Companies.
Qtel Takes Two Top Awards at Asia’s Best Employer Brand Awards 2010.
Qtel Wins Five Awards at Contact Centre World MENA, including Gold Award for Best Customer Service.
Qtel receives “Recognized for Excellence Award” from EFQM.
Qtel Takes the Lead in Delivering microSIMs for Qatar.
Qtel Wins “Best Corporate Bond in EMEA” Award.
Qtel and Virgin Group launch Virgin Mobile Qatar.
Qtel Launches Supercharged “Business ADSL”
Qtel and GBI Sign Major Agreement for New International Gateway for Qatar.
Qtel Set to Hit 50,000 Mobile Broadband Customers Milestone.
Qtel Wins Three Awards at TMT Finance.
Qtel Launches My-Fi Personal 3G Mobile Hot Spot Device.
Fahad Bin Jassim Kidney Centre Opens to the Public.
Qtel and Tata Communications Collaborate on Strategic Gulf Cable Project.
Qtel Allocates QR600 Million for First Phase of Fibre-to-the-Home Project.
The Qtel Group to Launch Mobile Money Services across its Global Footprints.
MEF and The Qtel Group to Establish Mobile Media Innovation Hub for the MENA Region.
Qtel launches Hala BlackBerry.
Energy City Qatar Signs Agreement with Qtel to Operate World-Class Data Centre for Energy Sector.
Qtel Upgrades 3G Network to Support World Class Internet Speeds.
Qtel wins International Award for Mobile Content.
Qtel wins “Best New Telecoms Service” at CommsMEA Awards 2010.
Qtel Named “Green Retailer of the Year”.
Qtel Wins “Best Telecom Deal” Award at International Telecommunications Conference.
Qtel Delivers Nine Month Year-on- Year Revenue Growth of 14 Percent to QAR 20 Billion.
Qtel is First in Qatar to Offer International Credit Transfers from Mobile phones.
Great New Innovation Lets Qtel Customers Top-up on its Facebook Page.
Qtel Wins twin awards at CommsMEA Awards.
Qtel Named as Best Company for Investor Relations in Qatar.
Qtel Signs Major Cable Agreement with Tata Communications.
Launch of New Network Systems Bring New Era of Communication for Indonesia.
Qtel Wins Corporate Treasury Deal of the Year 2009 in Middle East.
Qtel Wins "Corporate Social Responsibility" Recognition at CEO Middle East Awards 2009.
Qtel Launches Mobile Internet Packs for Qatar .
Qtel Wins Gold in International Call Centre Contest.
Qtel Reaches Two Millionth Customer Milestone.
Qtel launches two new speed plans for Qtel’s ADSL service-
Qtel’s introduces SmartRoamer service.
Qtel and Tata Communications Collaborate to Offer Global Connectivity Services.
Qtel Launches BlackBerry Global Package.
Qtel Unveils “Nojoom”- New Rewards Programme.
Qtel won the Arab e-Content Award in e-Business category.
Qtel Opens Singapore Office.
Qtel Doubles Qatar’s Broadband Speeds – for Free!.
Qtel Opens Latest and Largest Concept Stores at Al Khor
Launched new ‘BillXpress’ for corporate clients.
Qtel Opens Concept store Opens at Salwa road.
Qtel Opens17th Service Center at Hyatt Plaza.
Qtel Wins Double at the TMT Finance and Investment Middle East Awards.
Qtel Opens Major New Service Centre at Landmark Mall.
Launched BlackBerry Curve 8900 Smartphone.
Launched Unlimited Mobile Broadband Service.
Qtel Successfully Secures USD 1.5 Billion Credit Facility.
Qtel Reaches 1.8 Million Mobile Customers in Qatar.
Qtel Successfully Concludes INDOSAT Tender Offers.
Implementation of free Wi-Fi Internet access at popular local market Souq Waqif .
The Qtel Group selected as board member of Mobile Entertainment Forum (EMEA Chapter).
Qtel Launches BlackBerry Internet Service – Personal Edition .
Qtel and Reliance Globalcom Sign Strategic Network Partnership.
Qtel launches the All-New “Shahry” service to its mobile customers Delighted.
Qtel Wins “Telecoms Deal of the Year” Award for Indosat Investment .
Qtel Celebrates 1.5 Million Mobile Customers in Qatar.
Qtel Sports Fans Wowed by New Mozaic Sports channel package.
Qatar offers “Region’s Best Broadband Pricess.
Qtel becomes Official Communications Partner for Qatar’s Museum of Islamic Art.
Qtel Introduces new 128K SIM card with enhanced features.
Qtel revenues hit record QR 14.27 bn registering 107% YoY growth.
Indonesian authorities have clarified that Qtel’s ownership of shares in Indosat will be permitted up to 65 per cent.
Announcing Qtel and Qatar Airways Long-Term Technology Partnership.
Qtel Unveiled as Sponsor for AFC Asian Cup and Asian Champions League.
Launching entirely new & exciting HALA Pay As You Talk service.
Qtel Announced as Official Telecommunications Partner for 19th Gulf Cup.
Announcing a new number range that begins with the digit “3” for the first time in Qatar.
Qtel Enters the Guinness World Records for selling the world's most expensive mobile phone number.
Wataniya Palestine (WPT) allocated spectrum to start operations of its mobile network.
Qatar Telecom (Qtel) Q.S.C to acquire interest in PT Indosat Tbk (Indosat) from Asia Mobile Holding Pte Ltd (AMH).
Hala Call Back Roaming Introduced.
Qtel launches "Office in a Box".
Launched "Insight Qatar"- a simple to use directory.
Qtel launches Ring Back tones.
Qtel introduces – Qatar Airways (Qmiles) Program.
Launch of SMS roaming for prepaid subscribers.
Launched Mobile Broadband service.
Launch of "Electronic voucher system" for purchasing prepaid e-vouchers.
Qtel Launched a new service - "Mozaic SMS Chat".
Free "Call Me Back".
Qtel and RIM launch the BlackBerry solution in Qatar.
Qtel Launched a new service- "Hala SMS Roaming".
Qtel as part of Asiacell Consortium successful in bid for Iraq GSM license.
Qtel launches "CNN World News Now service" on Mozaic MOB.
Launch of the new Mobile Email service- Personal Edition.
Launch Of "breaking news SMS alerts" from Nepal & Bangladesh.
Introduced "Friends and Family" service-25% discount on international calls.
Qtel and the Abdullah Abdulghani Sons Group of Companies signed Memorandum of Understanding to provide Smart Solutions for Property Development in Qatar.
Launched Asian Breaking News SMS Alerts service on mozaic MOB.
Launched "Yearly Subscription" Option.
Qtel introduced New Hala Feature- "Validity and Credit Notification".
Qtel launched Mozaic Video Breaking News.
Qtel launches world class entertainment platform - MOZAIC
Securities & Commodities Authority rewards Qtel.
Qtel Closes Qatars Largest Revolving Credit Facility advised by QNB.
$3.8 billion Wataniya acquisition - Largest Telecom Deal in the Arab World.
ST Telemedia and Qtel Form Strategic Alliance to Expand in the Asia-Pacific Region.
Qtel becomes first Telco in the region to be ICDL accredited.
Qtel Customer Service launches new facility- Electronic Payment and Top-up Service machines.
Introduced Residential Package that provides three services in one offer.
Launch of 3G.
Equity partnership with AT&T in NavLink.
Qtel Signs Ubiquitous Cities' (U- City) MOU with Korea Telecom.
Qtel announces opening of 'highest-in-class' Internet Data Center.
15th Asian Games hailed a great success - Launch of DVB-H.
Launch of 'Triple Play'
Qtel launched international high- speed mobile data (GPRS) roaming services.
Qtel launched the IP (Internet Protocol). Telephony services.
Qtel partnered with Siemens Communications to sponsor a functional 3G Wireless Telecommunications Laboratory at the College of the North Atlantic at Qatar.
Qtel formed alliances with the Seoul National University (SNU) and the Information and Communication University (ICU), offering scholarships for higher studies to deserving Qtel employees at their campuses in Korea.
Launch of Qtel's corporate Campaign "Let's Connect".
Qtel launched the first third generation (3G) multimedia service '3G Video Calling' on its new 3G mobile phone network.
Launch of Mobile Internet service.
Launch of Asian Games Mobile Portal.
Qtel tied up with Humansoft to provide a state-of-the-art online training program. - Qtel wins GCC Economic Award. - Qtel wins global GIS award for the second time .
Conducted Connecting Leaders Conference.
Qtel raised over QR1.16 million through ETR mobile phone numbers auction for charities.
Qtel donated QR500,000 to support the Lebanese people, with an additional sum of QR 200,000 to the Lebanese Society for Children with special needs. Qtel had also waived incoming and outgoing roaming call charges in addition to SMS messaging to and from Lebanon during the war that took place in that year.
Qtel sponsored the 5th Annual Free Medical Camp for low-income expatriates .
Qtel opened its 17th Customer Service Center at the Qatar Foundation complex .
Qtel's state-of-the-art headquarters in West Bay inaugurated officially.
Qtel unveiled a new look and feel to its corporate website.
Official opening of Nawras, Qtel's subsidiary in the Sultanate of Oman.
Launch of first terrestrial trunked radio (TETRA) network in Middle East.
Launch of state-of-the-art Remote Locations services (Wireless Local Loop)
Qtel and Cisco Systems cement long term partnership to build 'Broadband Country' at Gigabit speed.
Launch of WiFi (Qtel hotspot) service.
Qtel opens new Customer Service Centre at Mesaieed
Awarded the Gulf Excellence Award for Performance Management.
Muzdawaj, Qtel's duplicate SIM card service, launched.
Arabic version of Qchat launched.
Internet roaming services introduced for dial-up customers.
MMS technology introduced to Qatar.- Qtel Participates in consortium.
Nawras Telecom - and wins the tender for the second mobile license in the Sultanate of Oman.
Networking technology MPLS-based IP VPN for business networking launched.
Awarded first Internet root (K.root) server for the Middle East.
Freedom Portal for mobile customers launched.
Reorganization program, 'Q-turn', launched.
Qtel's first one-stop-shop Customer Service Centre opens in Doha's City Centre Mall.
Qtel's first Customer Service Kiosk opens at Doha's Landmark Mall.
Qtel's second high-speed ADSL Internet service, 'Barq-Gold', launched.
'SMS Business' and 'SMS Corporate' Qtel's mobile marketing and integration services launched.
GPRS technology service 'Mobinet' introduced.
Qtel listed on the Bahrain Stock Exchange.
Broadband Internet (ADSL high speed Internet access) launched across Qatar.
Qtel announces its reorganization program, 'Q-Turn'.
Qtel listed on the Abu Dhabi Stock Exchange.
ISO 9001 Certification Awarded.
Qatar Cablevision (QCV) service, based on MVDS Technology, launched.
Launching of the pre-paid GSM service, Hala.
Qtel listed on the London Stock Exchange.
Qatar Public Telecommunications Corporation transformed into Qatar Telecom (Qtel) Q.S.C.
Third International Digital Exchange Commissioned.
Internet Qatar Services introduced.
High Speed 'FLEX' Paging Service launched.
GSM Mobile Telephony Service (Qatarnet) inaugurated.
Trunk Mobile Radio (TMR) Service introduced.
Qatar Cablevision (QCV) launched.
100% digitalization of National Exchange Network.
First Public Payphone commissioned.
Nationwide Paging Service introduced.
Qtel established under Law No. 13 of 1987.
Arabsat Satellite Earth Station commissioned
Second Earth Station commissioned.
Analogue Mobile automated Telephone Service (MATS) started.
Doha Earth Station commissioned.
Telecommunications Department established within the Ministry of Communications and Transport.
National Telephony Services operated by Qatar National Telephone Service (QVTS) and International Services by Cable and Wireless.
Inauguration of Public Telephone Service with capacity of 150 lines.
First Telephone Exchange in Doha with capacity of 50 lines.