Wataniya Maldives rebranded Ooredoo
Male (Maldives), December 24, 2013
Wataniya Maldives, a major provider of wireless voice and data services in the island nation, has been rebranded as Ooredoo Maldives, thus becoming the first Asian firm to adopt the Qatari brand.
By adopting the brand, Ooredoo Maldives is demonstrating the strength of its connection with its customers and is showcasing the incredible range of services available to people and businesses in the Maldives, said a statement from Ooredoo.
The telecom firm was branded as Ooredoo maldives at an event inaugurated by Ameen Ibrahim, Minister of Transport and Communications, and Dr Nasser Marafih, Group CEO of Ooredoo. The event, which was broadcast live across the Maldives, was also attended by key officials and stakeholders of the company, along with senior community representatives.
Dr Nasser Marafih said: “We welcome our customers in the Maldives into the new world of Ooredoo. Ooredoo is a community-focused brand and we are committed to bringing our promise of human growth to our customers across the country. We strive to improve lives through mobile technology and we will be sharing the benefits of life changing initiatives with our Maldivian customers."
"Our Maldives operation is our first operation in Asia to become one with our global identity, and this underlines how committed we are to this market," he stated.
According to him, Ooredoo symbolizes the company’s drive to support customers’ aspirations through mobile technology.
Ooredoo has delivered a major network upgrade in the Maldives this year, launching the first and fastest-ever 4G network in April 2013, as part of a series of major enhancements planned for customers, he noted.
Haroon Shahul Hameed, the CEO of Ooredoo Maldives, said: "This is a proud and historic day for the Maldives. We are hosting the Asian launch of the new brand of the world’s fastest-growing communications company, and promising our customers that they will enjoy a world-class range of life-enriching services in the months and years ahead."
"We believe that our services transform people’s lives, and we will use the energy of our new Ooredoo identity to make a real difference in our community," he added.-TradeArabia News Service