COO Waleed Al-Sayed (L) and CEO Shaikh Saud Bin
Nasser Al Thani (2nd L), with other officials
Ooredoo to offer free 4G network
Doha, February 3, 2014
Ooredoo Qatar, a leading communications company, plans to offer its 4G network permanently free to all its customers, said the company’s chief operating officer.
Waleed Al-Sayed said that the 4G Key, which usually costs Ooredoo customers QR60 ($16) per month for Shahry and QR15 per week for Hala, would be free for all Shahry pack customers and Hala Mobile Internet or Broadband Pack customers, as part of Ooredoo’s 2014 ‘Year of Digital’ campaign.
The campaign will include major updates for Shahry and Hala customers, including revamped mobile data packs, as Ooredoo continues to cater for the number of growing smartphone users in Qatar with their upcoming #OoredooSmart campaign.
Al-Sayed said: “Last year we launched Qatar’s fastest-ever 4G network, connected more than 100,000 customers to Ooredoo Fibre to homes, launched Business Fibre and drove innovation with our Ooredoo App. So this year, in celebration of our customers who helped us achieve all of this, we’re making 4G free to say thank you for your support and to kick off #OoredooSmart.”
Ooredoo recently completed their countrywide rollout of 4G, meaning that customers can now experience 4G throughout the country.
The Year of Digital campaign will also include a push toward a more independent and self-sufficient customer service, including updates to the Ooredoo app, self-service machines, social media and the Ooredoo111 Customer Care line.
Ooredoo’s Mobile Money service will also see improvements, as the company invests in ensuring the benefits of Mobile Money – including low rate international money transfers and the ability to pay staff directly.
The Year of Digital will also see Ooredoo improve its business security services. The company plans to invest in researching the threat of cyber attacks to protect businesses.
All buildings in the country, including residential, will be connected by fibre before the year-end, he was quoted as saying in a Gulf Times report. Already about 100,000 customers have been connected to the fibre, he said.– TradeArabia News Service