Ooredoo, known as Qtel until 2013, is a Qatari multinational telecommunications company with a presence across the Middle East, North Africa and South and Southeast Asia. In Arabic, Ooredoo means ‘I want’.
Until the establishment of Vodafone in 2009, Qtel held a monopoly in Qatar.
Qtel rebranded to Ooredoo in 2013 in its home market of Qatar. Throughout the next few years, local brands in other countries were replaced by the Ooredoo brand; in Indonesia, the company’s largest market by subscribers, the existing Indosat name was retained, but the Ooredoo name and brand was also introduced, resulting in the Indosat Ooredoo brand.
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1Joint venture with NTT and ST Telemedia.