Qatar's Ooredoo Signs Up 3 Millionth Customer
Published on: 27th May 2014
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Qatar's Ooredoo today announced that it has surpassed the three million customer base mark in the country.
The total customer base includes mobile, fixed line, broadband, entertainment and business solution customers, and the company says that it has seen surging growth across all areas during 2014.
Mobile service growth has been particularly strong, with Ooredoo now supporting more than 2.5 million mobile customers in Qatar. Ooredoo has grown its base of post-paid customers over the past year, as Shahry has emerged as the fastest-growing mobile service in Qatar.
One of the most important factors driving the growth of Ooredoo's customer base has been the rising use of data across business and customers throughout Qatar. Ooredoo claims to be the data market leader in the leader, with 26 percent year-on-year data revenue growth and 80 percent mobile broadband penetration at the end of 2013.
Sheikh Saud Bin Nasser Al Thani, CEO, Ooredoo Qatar, said: "Today, we pass another important stage on our journey of development and growth."
Ooredoo passed the milestone of more than 100,000 Fibre customers at the end of 2013. Ooredoo's investment in Fibre will continue throughout 2014. In addition to expanding the network across Qatar, Ooredoo is planning a sizeable infrastructure investment and capacity-building programme in the lead-up to the FIFA World Cup 2022.