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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
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
"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
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
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