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Ooredoo Makes Its Official Entry Into Gaza Strip

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In a bid to improve and enhance its operations in the markets where it operates, Ooredoo Group announced that its operating company in Palestine, Wataniya Mobile, has officially launched its operations in Gaza.

Wataniya Mobile will now cater to the communications needs to the residents of Gaza directly through its shops and authorised dealers in the strip.

The launch event, which took place in Gaza, was attended by senior Ooredoo executives, including Sheikh Saud bin Nasser Al Thani, Group Chief Executive Officer – Waleed Al Sayed, Deputy Group Chief Executive Officer and Chief Executive Officer of Ooredoo Qatar – Khaled Al Mahmoud, Group Chief Officer of Small and Medium Companies – and Mustafa Al Qatami, Senior Director of Branding and Corporate Communications, Ooredoo Qatar.

“We are delighted and very excited to launch our services in Gaza, as part of our efforts to become the leading integrated ICT provider in Palestine and provide a full range of customised services to our customers. Since 2006, when we announced our intention to grow our business internally, we have worked tirelessly to remove all obstacles that prevented Wataniya Mobile from entering Gaza officially, and we have succeeded,” said Sheikh Abdulla bin Mohammed bin Saud Al Thani, Chairman, Ooredoo. “Wataniya Mobile will continue to implement its vision to enrich our customers’ digital life and allow all members of the Palestinian community to enjoy the internet and high-quality voice services,” he said.

Sheikh Saud bin Nasser Al Thani, Group Chief Executive Officer, Ooredoo, said: “We are very happy to launch our services in Gaza. This great achievement will enable us to meet the digital needs of our people there, and provide them with advanced technologies that, undoubtedly, will improve their digital experience and give them access to a whole world of creativity and innovation.”

Ooredoo has been keen to enter Gaza through Wataniya Mobile, a major investor in the Palestinian market.

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