The Qtel Group received two awards at the Telecoms World Awards Middle East, the preeminent telecom event in the region. The glittering award ceremony was held on Tuesday 4 October at Jumeirah Emirates Towers, Dubai, United Arab Emirates.
The Telecoms World Middle East Awards and Gala Dinner identifies and rewards companies across the region who have demonstrated an unparalleled ability to succeed and have continually set standards of excellence for the telecoms sector.
For the top award of the evening, The Qtel Group beat off strong competition in the category for Best Operator, vying with the Etisalat Group, Saudi Telecom Company and Zain Group among others, for the prestigious title.
Dr. Nasser Marafih, CEO of Qtel Group, said: “It is a great honour for the Qtel Group to receive these awards and to be recognised within the region as a telecom group that is a leading innovator. These awards reflect the tremendous amount of hard work and dedication from our staff across the region.”
The Qtel Group was recognised for its commitment in implementing a unified, broadband‐ready strategy for introducing high-speed Internet services across its 17 markets. In addition, the Qtel Group’s investment in innovation – demonstrated by the launch of a number of pioneering new services including “Backstage” mobile music and Mobile Money at a Group level in 2011 – was noted by the event judges.
In the category of Best Brand, Qtel was successful on the night for the launch of its Nojoom customer reward programme. The programme has been a key brand for Qtel in Qatar, representing a commitment to customer care and high quality content.
The awards are hosted each year, as part of the Telecoms World Middle East Conference, to recognise the outstanding achievements of leading organisations across the Middle East who positively contributed to the development of the telecoms industry in the region over the last year.