Posted on August 04, 2013

Ooredoo held its annual staff Ghabga recently, celebrating the joys of the Holy Month of Ramadan, strengthening relationships, and reflecting on the company’s community-based initiatives. The event focused on Ooredoo’s key brand pillars of connecting and caring, and offered a review of some of the communication leader’s recent achievements.

In 2013, Ooredoo had a remarkable year, as the company adopted the new brand “Ooredoo” and used the transformation as an opportunity to refresh its mission of helping customers reach their dreams. 

H.E. Sheikh Abdullah Bin Mohammed Bin Saud Al Thani, Chairman, Ooredoo, said: “Ghabga is a time to celebrate together as a company. Ooredoo has achieved remarkable things in 2013, for our customers, for our shareholders and for the proud nation of Qatar. Everything we do is designed to support the 2030 strategic vision for our nation, by enhancing the knowledge-based economy and supporting human development.”

Ooredoo has supported a series of major initiatives to help make Qatar one of the best-connected countries in the world in 2013. Ooredoo launched the ultrafast 4G LTE mobile network, has connected more than 50,000 customers to the Ooredoo Fibre home broadband network, and is enhancing services for small- and medium-sized businesses, to provide them with the very best technology.

In part because of Ooredoo’s work in this area, Qatar was recognised as having the fastest nationwide fibre rollout in the world in 2012, in terms of the average percentage of homes passed by Fibre and the number of homes connected.

Sheikh Saud Bin Nasser Al Thani, CEO, Ooredoo Qatar, said: “Our Ghabga event was a good opportunity to review the achievements of the year, and to thank everyone who has contributed to our success. We will strive to enhance and improve our services throughout the year, to ensure that the people of Qatar enjoy the best possible customer experience.”

The company has also seen success in its global operations, most recently being granted one of two foreign operator licences in Myanmar, following an intensive government bid process, paving the way for a new, next generation mobile network in the country.

Waleed Al-Sayed, COO, Ooredoo, said: “This past year we showed the people of Qatar how committed we are to them. All of our staff, especially our managers, have done a great job at working hard and making a difference our customers' lives. We’ll continue to place our customers at the heart of our company, providing them with the best customer experience.”

As part of its goals of developing the next generation of Qatari leaders, Ooredoo has also invested more in training and development, in line with Qatar National Vision 2030. Giving back to the community, Ooredoo’s Alrabaa (“Friends”) campaign during the Holy Month of Ramadan has been a leading corporate social responsibility initiative.

Alrabaa has included a wide range of activities that spread joy throughout Qatar, including a competition for a future corporate social responsibility campaign that Ooredoo will support, a social media contest to give QR 10,000 to people in need, donation drives for charity, and recruiting volunteers to spread joy with the Alrabaa characters.

During the event, Ooredoo presented a special behind-the-scenes video on Alrabaa with the characters making a special guest appearance on stage and throughout the audience. Closing the event, Ooredoo employees were entertained by two of Ooredoo’s own talented staff from the Sales and Service Department. Amal Hammad performed an Islamic Nasheed song called “Ramadan”, while Thamer Al-Dosari also presented his artistic ability.

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