Ooredoo QSC[lower-alpha 1][4] (Arabic: أريد; formerly Qtel) is a Qatari multinational telecommunications company headquartered in Doha. Ooredoo provides mobile, wireless, wire line, and content services with market share in domestic and international telecommunication markets, and in business (corporations and individuals) and residential markets.

Ooredoo Q.P.S.C.
FormerlyQtel Group (1987–2013)
Founded1987; 36 years ago (1987)
Areas served
North Africa, Middle East, Europe and Asia
Key people
Sh. Faisal Bin Thani Al Thani (chairman)
Aziz Aluthman Fakhroo (CEO)
RevenueUS$8.8bn (2015)[1]
QAR 3,080,458,000 (2014)[1]
QAR 2,528,387,000 (2014)[1]
Total assetsQAR 97,999,347,000 (2014)[1]
Total equityQAR 30,468,513,000 (2014)[1]
Number of employees
15,167 (2021)[2]

It was the first operator globally to launch commercial 5G services in Qatar and is one of the world's largest mobile telecommunications companies, with over 121 million customers worldwide as of 2021.[2]

Ooredoo has operations in 10 countries across the Middle East, North Africa, and Southeast Asia, including Algeria, Indonesia, Iraq, Kuwait, Myanmar, Maldives, Oman, Palestine (a de jure sovereign state), Qatar, and Tunisia.

Ooredoo's shares are listed on the Qatar Stock Exchange and the Abu Dhabi Securities Exchange.

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