Ooredoo has laid out its “ambitious vision” to be the leading integrated ICT provider in Qatar and the region, aiming to fully transform its offering for businesses and government institutions.
To accomplish this vision, the company is set to become an “ICT innovation engine” for Qatar, building best-in-class capabilities in-house, while engaging with an ecosystem of world-leading innovative partners.
The goal is to fundamentally transform the depth and range of ICT services offered to organisations and enterprises in Qatar as well as the region.
Ooredoo Qatar chief executive officer Waleed Mohamed al-Sayed, also Deputy CEO, Ooredoo Group, said, “The moment is right for Ooredoo to take the quantum leap from its position as the leading operator in the country, to becoming the premier information technology company in Qatar and ultimately the region.
“IT and telecoms are converging around the world, and Ooredoo has partnerships with almost all of the world’s leading technology companies, supported by incredible infrastructure assets such as the Ooredoo Supernet. This means we can provide a fully-integrated offering that is unmatched by any other company.”
Across the region, the IT services market is growing nearly twice as fast as the traditional telecoms connectivity sector. Even with the current economic uncertainty created by lower oil prices, companies are continuing to seek improved efficiency, better communication and enhanced productivity by deploying the latest technologies, he said.
For Ooredoo, which has long-standing links with companies and organisations across Qatar from the largest enterprises to small local businesses, this dynamic demand creates the opportunity to be a “one-stop-shop” for all ICT services. Customers will be able to come to Ooredoo’s highly-trained specialists and seek everything from connectivity to data centres, through to full system integration services.
For Qatar, Ooredoo’s role in the development of an enhanced technology ecosystem will create a number of important benefits. As well as contributing to the growth of the knowledge-based economy, which is part of the Qatar National Vision 2030, it will also open new opportunities for ambitious young people looking to build a career in IT, al-Sayed said.
“Today’s announcement begins a new chapter in the history of Ooredoo. We fully understand our customers changing needs and our ambition is to deliver world-class customer experience for our B2B customers in line with their expectations. We will transform our company and our portfolio of services in order to deliver the very best for the people and the companies of Qatar,” al-Sayed added.
Waleed Mohamed al-Sayed