Wataniya Telecom

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For the airline go to Wataniya Airways

Ooredoo Kuwait
Industry Telecommunications

12 October 1999 (as Wataniya Telecom) May 26 2006 (as Fastlink Kuwait)

2014 (as Ooredoo Kuwait)
Headquarters Kuwait
Products Communication services
Number of employees
Slogan Wataniya Is Now Ooredoo
Website http://www.ooredoo.com.kw/

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%).[citation needed] Ooredoo has grown rapidly through acquisitions in Kuwait, Saudi Arabia, Tunisia, Maldives, Algeria and the Palestinian territories.


Ooredoo.svg 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.[citation needed]

List of Countries[edit]

Ooredoo operates in the following countries.

Country Brand
 Algeria Ooredoo Algeria
 Kuwait Ooredoo Kuwait
 Oman Ooredoo Oman
 Tunisia Ooredoo Tunisia
State of Palestine Palestine Wataniya Palestine
 Maldives Ooredoo Maldives
 Myanmar Ooredoo Myanmar
 Qatar Ooredoo Qatar