Vodafone is one of two telecommunications companies in Qatar, the other being Ooredoo. It was launched in March 2009, breaking the monopoly of Ooredoo (then called Qtel), and is the only Vodafone-branded telecom company in an Arab country (other than Egypt).
Since 2018, Vodafone Qatar is not owned by the British parent company. However, Vodafone Group and the Qatar Foundation were majority stakeholders until 2018, when the former sold its stake to the latter, resulting in the Qatar Foundation holding a 50% stake in Vodafone Qatar.
|Subsidiaries, joint ventures and licensees:|
Europe: Albania | Channel Islands (Airtel-Vodafone)1 | Cyprus (Cytamobile-Vodafone) | Czech Republic (Oskarta) | Germany | Greece | Hungary | Ireland | Italy | Netherlands2 (50%) (Vodafone | Ziggo) | Northern Cyprus (Telsim Vodafone) | Portugal (Yorn) | Romania | Spain (Lowi | yu) | Turkey | United Kingdom (Talkmobile | Voxi)
Divested: SmarTone (Hong Kong) | Verizon Wireless5 (United States) | J-PHONE–Vodafone (Japan) | SFR (France) | Nema (Faroe Islands) | Si.mobil–Vodafone (Slovenia) | Europolitan–Vodafone (Sweden) | MTC–Vodafone (Bahrain) | Orange (United Kingdom)