Qatar based telecommunications giant Ooredoo has won a whopping total of 26 international
business awards as it continues to gain recognition for its market-leading product offerings, business and technology innovation, and commitment to social responsibility within the telecommunications industry.
Ooredoo was named the winner of 17 Stevie Awards at the 17th Annual International Business
Awards (IBAs) earlier this month, taking home three gold, five silver, and eight bronze awards.
The Stevie IBAs are held annually to honour the achievements and positive contributions of
organisations worldwide. Thanks to the high number of awards won compared to other entrants,
Ooredoo Group was awarded a Grand Stevie as part of the Best of the IBA Awards, coming joint fifth
in the ‘Top 10’ category.
Ooredoo Qatar won a Gold Award for the ‘Most Innovative Company of the Year’ for its data
network leadership and ICT innovation, while the second gold Award was won by Ooredoo Maldives
in the ‘Company of the Year Telecommunications’ category for its first and fastest nationwide 4G+
network in the Maldives. Ooredoo Oman was also named the winner of a Gold Stevie in the category
‘Corporate Social Responsibility Program of the Year in the Middle East and Africa’ for its Goodwill
Journey, which is aimed to boost the sustainable development of local communities across Oman,
and for its women incubator programme, which helps women gain economic independence through
income-generating skills that enhance their employability.
Ooredoo won a total of five Silver Stevie Awards including Ooredoo Qatar and Indosat Ooredoo in
the category ‘Telecommunications Service’ Ooredoo Qatar for ‘Technical Innovation of the Year’ and
Ooredoo Myanmar and Ooredoo Maldives for ‘Most Innovative Company of the Year’ Ooredoo was
also named the winner of eight Bronze Stevie Awards including Ooredoo Kuwait, Ooredoo Myanmar,
Ooredoo Maldives, and Ooredoo Group in the category ‘Most Valuable Corporate Response’
Ooredoo Kuwait and Ooredoo Maldives in the category ‘Business Government’ Ooredoo
Myanmar in the category ‘Corporate Social Responsibility Program of the Year’ and Ooredoo Group
in ‘Company of the Year Telecommunications’.
Commenting on the awards, Ooredoo Group CEO, Sheikh Saud bin Nasser Al Thani said, “We are
delighted by this prestigious recognition of our work as we continue to achieve our mission to
deliver world-class mobile services for consumers, businesses, residences and organisations across
the Middle East, North Africa and Southeast Asia.”
“These awards acknowledge our commitment to deliver disruptive innovations to our customers
while harnessing the power of mobile technology to help bring about social and economic progress
and empowering local communities,” he added.
By: Nawal Mukadam