Intelligent CIO Middle East Issue 59 | Page 16


Ooredoo and Es ’ hailSat partner to deliver nextgeneration satellite voice and data services

Ooredoo , an enabler of digital business innovation , has announced a partnership with Es ’ hailSat to deliver nextgeneration Inmarsat L-band satellite voice and data services that will enhance business communications across Qatar and worldwide .

Ooredoo will offer cutting-edge satellite services for customers in Qatar , including pre-paid and post-paid global satellite voice services and satellite broadband plans . Business customers can also turn their smartphones into satellite phones and easily communicate worldwide .
Yousuf Abdulla Al Kubaisi , COO , Ooredoo , said : “ Ooredoo is seeing a strong demand for satellite services for mega projects , specialised industries and mission critical situations .
“ Thanks to our partnership with Es ’ hailSat , Ooredoo continues to be Qatar ’ s leading provider of satellite services , with tailored plans that let businesses have robust voice and Internet when and where they need it anywhere around the world .”
Ali Ahmed Al Kuwari , President and CEO , Es ’ hailSat , said : “ Whether drilling for oil off-shore or working on mega-projects in-land , Es ’ hailSat ’ s expertise in satellite communication enables businesses of all sizes and verticals to adopt satellite services for their missioncritical operations . By continuing our partnership with Ooredoo , we are exchanging global best practices to support Qatar ’ s mobile workforces and economic growth .”
L-band satellite services delivered by Es ’ hailSat utilising Inmarsat satellites complement its existing portfolio of fixed Ku and Ka band services .

Vodafone Qatar unveils new prepaid combo packs

As an example , the 100 Qatari riyal ( US $ 27.50 ) combo pack gives customers 5GB of data , 240 local minutes and 25 international minutes valid for 30 days .
For customers with higher needs , 300 Qatari riyal ( US $ 82 ) and upward combo packs come with unlimited Internet and local calls .

Vodafone Qatar has introduced its new Prepaid Combo Packs that allows customers to enjoy data , local and international minutes together with a single recharge . The new packs were unveiled recently under the campaign banner “ Empowered and Unchained ”, embodying the freedom customers experience when their telecommunications needs are met . The Combo Packs start from as low as 20 Qatari riyal ( US $ 5.50 ) for a week ’ s validity and goes up to 750 Qatari riyal ( US $ 206 ) for 30-days , catering to all customers ’ budgets .

Diego Camberos , Chief Operating Officer , Vodafone Qatar , said : “ With our increased focus on delivering value to our customers , the new prepaid combo packs offer a simplified way of using data , local and international with a single prepaid recharge , without the pressure of commitment or monthly bills .”
Customers can recharge combo packs through digital mediums such as My Vodafone App , e-Voucher , Online at Vodafone ’ s portal or at their nearest outlet with a Vodafone eTop-up facility .
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