Reflecting their commitment to service excellence, Ooredoo took home six prestigious awards at the Oman Tech Awards, the Sultanate’s biggest technology event of the year. Held at the Shangri-La Barr Al Jissah Resort and Spa, the company’s website, Facebook page, and dedicated Ooredoo Oman App bagged four gold and two silver awards in the ICT & Telecommunication, Arabic Domain, Corporate, and E-Commerce categories.
Ooredoo’s ability to harness the power of technology to create unique and inspiring digital experiences was singled out for praise by the judging panel. The awards join a long list of accolades presented to the company for its consistency in developing innovative services that spur customer engagement and support today’s digital lifestyles.
Organised by the Information Technology Authority (ITA) under the patronage of H.E. Dr. Rasheed bin Al Safi Al Huraibi, Chairman of the Tender Board, the Oman Tech Awards was established to identify and reward talent in the Sultanate for their contributions in the IT sector. The event was inspired by the grand vision of His Majesty Sultan Qaboos Bin Said to transform Oman into a knowledge-based economy and is set to become the public and private sectors’ benchmark for success.
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Notes to the Editor:
Omani Qatari Telecommunications Company SAOG (“Ooredoo”) was founded and registered in the Sultanate of Oman in December 2004. It launched its service in March 2005 as the challenger mobile operator in Oman, originally operating under the name Nawras. The Company was awarded the second fixed licence in Oman in 2009, and launched its international gateway in April 2010, its corporate fixed and broadband services in May 2010, and its residential fixed and broadband services in June 2010. Since 2010, Ooredoo has been an integrated services telecommunications operator and is currently serving over 2.5 million customers across the Sultanate. Following a successful IPO on 1 November 2010, Ooredoo is listed on the Muscat Stock Market (MSM) under the “ORDS” ticker. Ooredoo is majority owned by Ooredoo Q.S.C. and also has a number of significant Omani shareholders which ensures that the company is strongly integrated into the Omani society. Ooredoo has won a number of awards including Jury’s Distinction Award for Customer Service Excellence in the telecom sector 2013, Best Operator Network at the Telecoms World Middle East 2013 Awards, a number of awards for their outstanding campaigns at the Dubai Lynx Awards in February 2014. They also secured the CommsMEA award for Middle East Mobile Operator of the Year 2015 and Best Telecommunication Company at the Arab Achievement Awards 2016.