Ooredoo Celebrates Multiple Award Wins in Asia
'maymay', Myanmar's Mobile Maternal Healthcare App, Achieves Success Across the Board
Jun 16, 2015, 09:00 ET
DOHA, Qatar, June 16, 2015 /PRNewswire/ -- Ooredoo was awarded a series of wins in the recent GTB Innovation, Telecom Asia, Asia Communication Awards and Asia Pacific Stevie Awards held in London, Jakarta, Singapore and Shanghai respectively. Ooredoo was singled out as having achieved particular success in the Asia Communication Awards as the only entrant to be recognised in three categories.
The honours, listed below, are tremendous recognition of the innovative, community-focused solutions Ooredoo is bringing to people in Myanmar and, along with group member Indosat, Indonesia.
The initiatives were each recognised for the practical solutions they provide to real challenges faced by communities in these markets every day, validating the company's efforts to deliver its vision of using the very latest in mobile technology to enrich people's lives.
Consumer Service Innovation Award - MayMay
Telecom Asia Awards
Best Mobile Payment Service Award - Dompetku
Best Community Telecom Project - MayMay
Asia Communication Awards
Connected Asia Award - MayMay
Social Contribution Award - INSPERA
Emerging Market Initiative Award - Ideabox
Asia Pacific Stevie Awards
Gold Stevie Winner
Best New Service of the Year_Telecommunications - MayMay
Silver Stevie Winner
CSR Campaign of the Year - Mobile Health Clinics
Best New Product of the Year_Telecommunications - Ideabox
Bronze Stevie Winner
Most Innovative Company of the Year - Indosat
Best New Product of the Year_Telecommunications - Indosat Google Play Carrier Billing
Dr. Nasser Marafih, Group CEO, Ooredoo, said: "We are honoured to receive such recognition from across our industry. As we strive to support our customers in this age of disruptive innovation, I am proud of the recognition our Asian operations have received for their efforts to develop initiatives that reach out to our customers in such a compelling way. Many of these initiatives are relevant to other markets across our group and these awards provide great encouragement to explore how more of our customers can benefit from them."
Myanmar maternal healthcare app, 'maymay', celebrated success across the board. The app was singled out for the innovative way in which it bridges the mobile and health sectors to help ensure that useful maternal, child health and wellness information is readily available to women across the country both during and after pregnancy. This is of particular importance in Myanmar given the number of issues around maternal health which exist, including high infant mortality rates and challenging levels of baby malnutrition. The app currently has over 11,000 users.
Recognised for its work to create a vibrant digital ecosystem in Indonesia, Indosat swept to success at the Asia Pacific Stevies collecting four awards, including an honour in the Most Innovative Company of the Year category. Reflecting a common focus for Ooredoo across all of its operations, Indosat's creative approach to providing excellent home-grown digital solutions also saw INSPERA, Dompetku, Google Carrier Billing and ideabox achieve recognition across a variety of categories.
As Indosat position itself as a major part of the digital future of Indonesia's communities, IdeaBox, a start-up accelerator backed by Ooredoo, Indosat and Mountain Partners was rewarded for its efforts to enable skills development, enhance youth employability, and also to stimulate local mobile innovation. The startup incubator takes startups from ideas to fruition, offering seed funding, office space, resources and mentoring to mobile technology start-ups along the way.
Further information on each of the awards can be found below.
Ooredoo is a leading international communications company delivering mobile, fixed, broadband internet and corporate managed services tailored to the needs of consumers and businesses across markets in the Middle East, North Africa and Southeast Asia. As a community-focused company, Ooredoo is guided by its vision of enriching people's lives and its belief that it can stimulate human growth by leveraging communications to help people achieve their full potential. Ooredoo has a presence in markets such as Qatar, Kuwait, Oman, Algeria, Tunisia, Iraq, Palestine, the Maldives, Myanmar and Indonesia. The company was named "Best Mobile Operator of the Year" at the World Communication Awards 2013.
The company reported revenues of US$9.1 billion in 2014 and had a consolidated global customer base of more than 107 million people as of 31 December 2014. Ooredoo's shares are listed on the Qatar Exchange and the Abu Dhabi Securities Exchange.
About GTB Innovation Awards
The Global Telecoms Business (GTB) Innovation Awards 2015 recognized 60 innovative projects in the telecommunications industry worldwide, with awards presented in five categories, including fixed and wireless network infrastructure, wholesale, business, and consumer service innovations. The GTB Innovation Awards dinner was attended by over 300 distinguished industry leaders from the telecoms industry worldwide.
About The Telecom Asia Awards
The Telecom Asia Awards 2015 recognized 47 nominated companies across 12 Asia-Pacific markets for consideration in 15 categories. An annual event now in its 18th year, the awards honors and rewards innovative and outstanding performance by Asian service providers and industry executives across the region.
About the Asia Communication Awards
Launched in 2011, the Asia Communication Awards recognise outstanding performance and innovation from leading Asian telecoms carriers, service providers, operators and vendors. The Asia Communication Awards have become the independent mark of excellence for telecoms in Asia, and have fostered a platform to recognise achievement and innovation in Asia to the global telecommunications industry.
About The Asia-Pacific Stevie Awards
The Asia-Pacific Stevie Awards are the only business awards program to recognize achievement in the workplace in all 22 nations of the Asia-Pacific region. The Stevie Awards are widely considered to be the world's premier business awards, offering recognition for achievement in programs such as The International Business Awards for more than a decade.
Details about the Asia-Pacific Stevie Awards and the list of Stevie Award winners are available at http://asia.stevieawards.com
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