Ooredoo Algeria reaches 3.5m 3G customers

Ooredoo Algeria reaches 3.5m 3G customersOoredoo Algeria announced that it has reached the milestone of 3.5 million 3G customers in 25 provinces within the first year of the launch of the service.

Ooredoo’s 3G network has been ranked as the fastest network in North Africa in 2014 by the official Network Quality Benchmark (NetQB).

Ooredoo Algeria also became one of the first operators in the world to achieve network throughput of 63MB per second, and the first operator in Africa to deploy 400G ultra-broadband mobile access network in 2014, a statement said.

Ooredoo’s achievements were confirmed this month when the company received the prestigious “Best Telecom Operator in Africa” from the African Telecom People Awards 2014; “Best African Telecom Operator” at the Telecom Review awards; and a “Bronze Stevie Award” for New Products and Services at the 11th International Business Awards. The Stevie award was received for its” tstart” and” iStart’ initiatives, launched in partnership with ANDPME.

Dr Nasser Marafih, Group CEO, Ooredoo said: “Across our footprint, Ooredoo’s companies are taking the lead in providing data services that enrich our customers’ lives. Ooredoo Algeria’s success in supporting 3.5 million customers within the first year of its 3G services launch demonstrates once again that Ooredoo holds the leadership position in this area.”

Joseph Ged, CEO of Ooredoo Algeria, said:  “Ooredoo rose to meet the challenges and confirmed the tremendous potential of the Algerian market by registering 3.5 million 3G customers in less than a year, exceeding all expectations. This performance is the result of the outstanding efforts of our team.”

“I am particularly proud that we have taken the leadership position in the region, in terms of network and technology, while simplifying the process for accessing 3G services, so that everyone can enjoy the benefits of mobile data,” he added.

As early as January 2015, Ooredoo’s 3G network will be extended to 32 provinces, covering 80 per cent of Algeria’s population, the statement said.

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