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Ooredoo Group has recorded successful participation at the world’s largest and most influential connectivity platform, Mobile World Congress 

A delegation of executives from the Group and operating companies attended the event, holding a series of top-level meetings with industry peers and world-leading tech giants, and inking major new partnerships that aim to upgrade the world of the company’s customers across global footprint.

Aziz Aluthman Fakhroo, managing director and group CEO, Ooredoo, said, “Mobile World Congress is the ideal platform via which we can connect with major players in our industry, in order to cement and develop existing relationships and explore new opportunities; both key elements of our robust corporate strategy. As an industry, we are in an exciting phase of growth, with the rapid development of so many new, innovative technologies. It’s vital that we, as a techco leader, remain at the forefront of this development and, in turn, share our own experiences for the benefit of our industry and customers.”

Ooredoo Group signed a number of new partnerships, as well as extensions of existing partnership agreements, at Mobile World Congress 2023.

The Group expanded its partnership with Microsoft, enabling its operating companies to provide their business customers with additional cloud services, either individually or bundled with Ooredoo’s connectivity services. The partnership, which will be rolled out throughout 2023, will encompass all of Ooredoo Group’s operating companies and will consolidate Ooredoo’s position as a one-stop-shop for connectivity solutions and services and for third-party, cloud-based solutions and services.

Two agreements were also signed with Huawei, the first of which will see the ICT leader adopt Huawei's advanced technologies and latest wireless solutions - including 5G - in Kuwait, Oman, Iraq, and Tunisia, in an effort to upgrade networks and deliver an enhanced network experience for end users.

Ooredoo Group’s existing relationship with ZTE was extended by the, incorporation of  two agreements. The first agreement encompasses network modernisation for Ooredoo Algeria, where ZTE has been awarded RAN and IP business, while under the second agreement, ZTE qualified as a Group supplier for battery products, including new battery technologies such as lithium-ion.

A new partnership with Nokia will see Ooredoo networks enhanced in Algeria and Tunisia. Under the new agreement, Nokia will upgrade its existing radio access networks (RAN) as well as deploy new sites across Algeria and Tunisia, enabling Ooredoo to improve network performance for its customers in those markets and prepare for the future launch of 5G services.

Several of Ooredoo Group’s operating companies also signed new agreements and partnerships during the event, as well as participating in key sessions.

Ooredoo Tunisia confirmed a partnership with Comviva that will see Ooredoo Tunisia deploy Comviva’s flagship MobiLytix Marketing Studio platform, supported by data science services, to leverage real-time customer interaction data in conjunction with a rich unified customer profile to enable real-time, contextual digital experience across all customer touchpoints.

“We were delighted to connect with so many industry leaders at this invaluable event. We have a strategic commitment to upgrading our customers’ worlds, and these partnerships will enable us to enhance our offering. We are excited to see what the future holds with both our existing and new partners, and extend our thanks to the organisers of Mobile World Congress for facilitating these opportunities,” concluded Aziz.

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