Ooredoo Group Officially Launches Operations in Gaza
Posted on October 24, 2017

As part of its continuous efforts to improve and enhance its services in the markets where it operates, Ooredoo Group has announced that its operating company in Palestine, Wataniya Mobile, has officially launched its operations in Gaza.

Wataniya Mobile will now be able to provide the residents of Gaza with an alternative option for advanced communications services 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.

Commenting on this great achievement, Sheikh Abdulla bin Mohammed bin Saud Al Thani, Chairman, Ooredoo, said: “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. 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.”

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. Our goal now is to enable Palestinian youth to enjoy the internet and help them achieve their dreams and aspirations through the services we provide. We are confident that our services will make a difference in a host of areas, including education, healthcare, women’s empowerment, entrepreneurship, and many more.”

For many years, Ooredoo has sought to enter Gaza through Wataniya Mobile, a major investor in the Palestinian market, by all possible means.

The recent launch of the company's services is expected to enhance competitiveness in the Strip and contribute to its economic growth, enabling young people to acquire knowledge, make decisions and be connected all the time, thereby realising their full potential through communications.