Ooredoo Maldives Crowned As the Telecom Company of the Year at 17th Annual International Business Awards

Ooredoo Maldives was named as the proud winner of Gold Stevie for the prestigious Telecom Company of the Year Award at the 17th Annual International Business Awards. The company was also named as the Gold Stevie winner of the Award for Innovation in Apps and Award for Innovation in Customer Service at the 2020 Asia-Pacific Stevie Awards. The leading telecommunication company in the Maldives received a multitude of prestigious wins including:

Wins at the Stevie International Business Award Wins

  • Gold Stevie – Company of the Year (Telecommunications – Medium-size)
  • Silver Stevie – Most Innovative Company of the Year – Up to 2,500 Employees 
  • Bronze Stevie – Mobile Site & App Award (Business)
  • Bronze Stevie – Most Valuable Corporate Response
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Wins at the 2020 Asia-Pacific Stevie Awards

  • Gold Stevie – Award for Innovation in Apps
  • Gold Stevie – Award for Innovation in Customer Service 
  • Stevie Silver  – Award for Excellence in Innovation in Technology Industries

 “It is a great honor for us to be recognized as the Telecom Company of the Year and be awarded for our initiatives in our journey to enrich the lives of our communities through digital. Over the past year, we have invested in strengthening our telecom infrastructure and introduced first of its kind services we have transformed Ooredoo App with our e-commerce platform and Digital Financial services for consumers and business segments to provide an overall lifestyle super App. I would like to congratulate the entire team who has been tirelessly working with enthusiasm and passion to transform our services to digital means and improve our overall customer experience. With the same spirit, our team will continue to improve, innovate and provide new opportunities, advanced digital services to our customers and the people of the Maldives.” Managing Director & CEO of Ooredoo Maldives, Najib Khan.

Guided by its vision of enriching people’s lives, Ooredoo seeks to open-up the limitless opportunities of the digital age to local communities and businesses, while striving towards a Digital Maldives. The past year alone, the company launched several first-of-its-kind initiatives which brought about greater ease and convenience for the widely dispersed population of the Maldives. Ooredoo Maldives has invested in VoLTE and Voice over Wi-Fi services to enable high quality and clarity voice calls. It also expanded its SuperNet broadband services to cover 65% of the population, including Gn. Fuvahmulah, making it the first Gigabit city in the Maldives. Ooredoo Maldives’ self-care app was integrated with its mobile payment platform m-Faisaa and e-commerce platform Moolee into a single user interface, providing customers with an optimal end-to-end digital experience. It is this commitment towards enriching the digital lives of its customers that has won the company the international recognition it is currently receiving on many respected platforms.

Ooredoo Maldives also takes exceptional pride in the Stevie Award won for the ‘Most Valuable Corporate Response’ for measures taken within the company, for its customers and the community during the COVID 19 pandemic. Together with Ooredoo Group, Ooredoo Maldives contributed MVR 2.5 million to the Government of Maldives to acquire ventilators, personal protective equipment, and testing supplies to combat the spread of coronavirus across the nation. Ooredoo Maldives has been closely collaborating with government agencies to provide key measures of including critical connectivity support, mass awareness on Covid-19 prevention and relief, as well as digital solutions which enable online education, health services and enterprise. The company’s strong digital policies enabled them to switch to remote working overnight upon the announcement of lockdown, with the majority of its team still providing seamless services to customers from home.

Ooredoo’s connection to the people of Maldives will remain a priority for 2020 and beyond, and will continue to act as an enabler towards a transformational era of innovative technologies, driven by network enhancement. The company will continue to focus on digitalisation and leveraging content solutions to drive further growth.

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