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Ooredoo and the Qatari Telecommunications sector have witnessed many exciting milestones.

Here is a quick overview of their evolution since 1949 until now:

  • Ooredoo Qatar collaborates on first ever joint Ramadan campaign with Ooredoo Group, Ooredoo Kuwait and Ooredoo Oman.
  • Ooredoo wins “Best Mobile Application of the Year” at the 2016 Qatar IT Business Awards.
  • Ooredoo launches a new 1Gbps Fibre plan, the fastest fibre service available in Qatar.
  • Ooredoo showcases latest smart solutions at World Stadium Congress.
  • Ooredoo completes major 4G+ Supernet network upgrade, providing speeds of up to 325Mbps.
  • Ooredoo and Internal Security Forces sign agreement to implement ICT solutions for new headquarters.
  • Ooredoo receives Cloud and Managed Services Certification from Cisco.
  • Ooredoo launches Voice over LTE. Qatar joins a handful of countries with VoLTE available before device launch.
  • Ministry of Foreign Affairs signs agreement with Ooredoo to build Global Connectivity Solution to connect all Qatari Missions.
  • Ooredoo and Huawei to open new Innovation Lab in Qatar. World-class facility at Ooredoo’s QDC 5 will create, test and showcase new solutions for Qatar.
  • Ooredoo begins new era of 4K entertainment with Ooredoo tv. The new service is an evolution in home entertainment services, combining apps, on-demand and live television in one easy-to-use box.
  • Ooredoo reaches the milestone of three million mobile customers on its network.
  • 09-03-2015
    Ooredoo and Qualcomm Wireless Reach launch a new women-only mobile platform and app in Qatar.
  • 14-02-2015
    Ooredoo launches its newest service, the Ooredoo Gaming portal.
  • 09-02-2015
    Ooredoo and Alfardan Properties sign a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) to develop the next generation of “smart living houses” for Qatar.
  • 11-01-2015
    Ooredoo participates in Global UN Forum on Business and Human Rights in Geneva to discuss how business impacts human rights.
  • Ooredoo opens the doors of its Smart Living Baytcom Project – a ‘Proof of Concept Demo House’ filled with the next generation of smart living concepts in every room.
  • Ooredoo announces another historic milestone with more than 200,000 customers in Qatar now connected to its bigger, faster Fibre network.
  • May 2014 - Ooredoo reach 3 Million customers in Qatar.
  • The Ooredoo Data Center received the prestigious ISO 22301 Certification – Business Continuity Management Systems (BCMS) certificate at QITCOM.
  • Ooredoo’s 4G LTE network covers the whole of Qatar as 500th antenna is installed.
  • Ooredoo and Qatar Cancer Society partner to launch “The Ooredoo Cancer Awareness Centre.”
  • Qtel’s first-ever Marathon attracts more than 1,200 runners, raising money for the non-profit humanitarian organisation the Qatar Red Crescent.
  • Ooredoo names Leo Messi as global brand ambassador, Qatari Olympic medallist Nasser Al Attiyah as brand ambassador for Ooredoo Qatar.
  • Qatar becomes the first market to adopt the new brand of Ooredoo, with a spectacular multimedia and theatrical experience.
  • Ooredoo launches Qatar’s first 4G LTE network, providing the countries fastest-ever Mobile Broadband experience.
  • Ooredoo’s fixed-line fibre optic home broadband roll-out passed more than 191,000 homes and connected more than 100,000 homes to Ooredoo Fibre.
  • Ooredoo launches the Ooredoo App, enabling customers to manage their Ooredoo accounts while on-the-go.
  • Ooredoo passes the milestone of more than 1 million Mobile Money customers.
  • Qtel announced the launch of a major new Long-Term Evolution (LTE) program to provide 4G services for all of Qatar.
  • Major Milestone Achieved as homes in Qatar are connected to High-Speed Fibre.
  • Qtel launches E-Billing for a Greener Qatar.
  • Qtel First in Qatar to Reach Internet Trial Speeds of 100 Mbps for Consumers.


  • Qtel Launches “Business Group” for Qatar’s Companies.
  • Qtel and Virgin Group launch Virgin Mobile Qatar.
  • Qtel Launches My-Fi Personal 3G Mobile Hot Spot Device.
  • Fahad Bin Jassim Kidney Centre Opens to the Public.
  • The Qtel Group to Launch Mobile Money Services across its Global Footprints.
  • Qtel is First in Qatar to Offer International Credit Transfers from Mobile phones.


  • Qtel Launches Mobile Internet Packs for Qatar.
  • Qtel Unveils “Nojoom”- New Rewards Programme.
  • Qtel Doubles Qatar’s Broadband Speeds – for free!
  • Launched new ‘BillXpress’ for corporate clients.
  • Launched Unlimited Mobile Broadband Service.
  • Implementation of free Wi-Fi Internet access at popular local market Souq Waqif.


  • Qtel launches the All-New “Shahry” service for its mobile customers.
  • Qtel Celebrates 1.5 Million Mobile Customers in Qatar.
  • Qtel launches Ring Back tones.
  • The launch of SMS roaming for prepaid subscribers.
  • Launched Mobile Broadband service.
  • Free "Call Me Back".


  • Qtel launched a new service- "Hala SMS Roaming".
  • Introduces "Friends and Family" service - 25% discount on international calls.
  • Qtel launches world-class entertainment platform - MOZAIC
  • Qtel Customer Service launches new facility- Electronic Payment and Top-up Service machines.


  • The launch of 3G.
  • The launch of 'Triple Play'.
  • Qtel launched international high- speed mobile data (GPRS) roaming services.
  • The launch of Mobile internet service.
  • Qtel's state-of-the-art headquarters in West Bay inaugurated officially.


  • The launch of first terrestrial trunked radio (TETRA) network in the Middle East.
  • The launch of state-of-the-art remote locations services (Wireless Local Loop)
  • The launch of Wi-Fi (Qtel hotspot) service.


  • Internet roaming services introduced for dial-up customers.


  • Qtel's first one-stop-shop customer service centre opens in Doha's City Centre Mall.


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


  • Launching of the pre-paid GSM service, Hala.


  • Qtel listed on the London Stock Exchange.


  • Internet Qatar services introduced.


  • First public payphone commissioned.


  • Qtel established under Law No. 13 of 1987.


  • Doha earth station commissioned.


  • Telecommunications department established within the Ministry of Communications and Transport.


  • Inauguration of public telephone service with a capacity of 150 lines.


  • First telephone exchange in Doha with a capacity of 50 lines.