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12 October 1999 (as Wataniya Telecom)2014 (as Ooredoo Kuwait)
Number of employees
Ooredoo Kuwait (Formerly Wataniya Telecom) is a commercially launched telecommunications company launched in 1999 as the first privately owned telecommunications operator in Kuwait. In March 2007, Ooredoo acquired 51% of Wataniya Telecom shares from Kuwait Projects Company Holding KSC (KIPCO) group.
Ooredoo Kuwait has been a driving force in increasing the mobile market penetration in Kuwait (over 80%). Ooredoo has grown rapidly through acquisitions in Kuwait, Saudi Arabia, Tunisia, Maldives, Algeria and the Palestinian territories.
Ooredoo is the exclusive telecommunications provider in Middle East. Its principal activities include local and international fixed telephone, mobile, Internet, data and cable television services. Ooredoo is now active in 16 countries, including Qatar, Oman, Iraq, Singapore and Indonesia. In November 2006, Ooredoo acquired a strategic 38% equity stake with AT&T in NavLink, a leading provider of Managed Data Services to businesses in the Middle East. Ooredoo is a winner of the 2006 GCC Economic Award, and is listed on the Doha Securities Market, in addition to the exchanges in Abu Dhabi, Bahrain and also has a listed GDR in London.
List of Countries
Ooredoo operates in the following countries.