Global rank: 44
Ooredoo is a Qatari multinational telecommunications company headquartered in Doha, Qatar, that provides mobile, wireless, wire line, and content services.
Founded in 1987 initially as a telephone exchange company, Ooredoo was the first operator globally to launch commercial 5G services in Qatar and is one of the world’s largest mobile telecommunications companies, with over 115 million customers worldwide as of 2018.
Ooredoo has operations in 10 countries across the Middle East, North Africa, and Southeast Asia, including Algeria, Indonesia, Iraq, Kuwait, Myanmar, Maldives, Oman, Palestine, Qatar, and Tunisia.
Acclaimed footballer Lionel Messi has worked with Ooredoo since 2013 as their global brand ambassador. As part of the partnership, Ooredoo and the Leo Messi Foundation have developed and sponsored projects to stimulate human growth and development across the Middle East, North Africa and Southeast Asia.