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Qatar’s Ooredoo says ‘I want Samsung’

28 February 2013

Ooredoo — formerly Qtel — to work with Samsung on mobile internet services for young people

Read more: Qtel Qatar Ooredoo Samsung Indonesia Indosat

Ooredoo, the new name for Qatar-based operator Qtel, is the work with Samsung on mobile internet projects across all its operations, but especially in Qatar and Indonesia.

The two companies announced at Mobile World Congress in Barcelona that they will collaborate on projects to accelerate the growth of mobility and internet adoption across all the group’s market — with a focus on services for young people.

Cynthia Gordon, group chief commercial officer at Ooredoo, said of Samsung: "It is clear that they share our belief that mobile communications can help people, and especially young people, realise their full potential."

About 40% of customers in Ooredoo’s key markets are under 25 years of age, and the company has placed particular emphasis on providing data services that enrich lives and create new opportunities.

"Together, we will not only work hard to bring better deals to our customers, but also create a lasting legacy that improves connectivity among youth and businesses," said Gordon.

Sunghak Jang, vice president of Samsung’s mobile business for the Middle East and Africa, said: "I am very confident that this will be just the start of a highly successful collaboration."

Qtel rebranded itself to Ooredoo on the first day of MWC 2013. The name means 'I want’ in Arabic. All of Qtel's operations will be rebranded by the end of 2014, including Indonesia's Indosat.

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