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. The name was derived from the Arabic phrase uridu, which 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. Meanwhile in Indonesia, the company’s largest market by subscribers, its subsidiary Indosat renamed to Indosat Ooredoo.
In 2017, the wordmark was tweaked.
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