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From left: Representatives from Qtel, Nawras in Oman, Nedjma in Algeria and Wataniya in Kuwait at the CommsMEA Awards 2012 ceremony.
DOHA: Qtel and Qtel Group have continued their successful awards season, receiving four major awards at the seventh annual CommsMEA Award Ceremony held in Dubai this week.
The CommsMEA Awards are attended by the top executives from the Middle East and Africa’s telecoms companies. The awards recognise the efforts of organisations that push boundaries and transform the telecommunications sector in the region, and are voted on by an international panel of judges.
Qtel won “Converged Service Provider of the Year” for its groundbreaking Next Generation Mozaic TV, the most advanced TV service in the Middle East that reached more than 10,000 customers in its first two months of launch. The service delivers HD picture quality, and On-Demand features such as recording more than 200 channels of live TV, and renting 500 of the latest movies.
Wataniya Kuwait won “Best Corporate Social Responsibility Initiative” for its “Give Kuwait” initiative to empower talent and give young people a chance to maximise their potential.
Nawras in Oman won “Customer Service Provider of the Year” for its efforts in placing customers at the front and centre of their business. Nawras provides 24/7 customer care through a dedicated number, fax and email, and provides rigorous customer service training programme for young Omani nationals.
Nedjma in Algeria won “Best Marketing Campaign of the Year” for its “Mazal Wakfin” (“Still Standing Up”) national campaign on the occasion of the fiftieth anniversary of the independence of Algeria. The campaign showed the images of prominent artists singing “Mazal Wakfin,” surrounded by a crowd of Algerians and Algerian women of all generations holding national flags.