FRiENDi customers set to migrate to Ooredoo network

Muscat - 

Ooredoo Oman has signed a long-term agreement with FRiENDi mobile to provide mobile services to FRiENDi customers.

The agreement enables the migration of FRiENDi mobile customers to Ooredoo’s mobile network to benefit from Ooredoo’s leading 4G Supernet network, speed, high quality and coverage, Ooredoo said in a disclosure to the Muscat Securities Market on Tuesday.

FRiENDi mobile, a part of Virgin Mobile Middle East & Africa Group, is Oman’s first mobile virtual network operator (MVNO).

The agreement makes FRiENDi mobile Ooredoo’s largest wholesale business customer in Oman and will increase Ooredoo’s customer base by 21 per cent, which in turn will increase the revenue, Ooredoo said.

The agreement is valid for seven years, subject to the approval of the sultanate’s Telecommunications Regulatory Authority.

In a press statement, Ian Dench, Ooredoo Oman’s CEO said, “As the first and most successful MVNO in Oman, FRiENDi mobile has earned a strong reputation in providing competitive services and world-class customer care to its customers. We are delighted to be partnering with FRiENDi mobile. This agreement is a true testament to the industry-leading credentials of our 4G Supernet network.”

Ooredoo said that the migration of FRiENDi mobile’s subscribers to Ooredoo’s mobile network is scheduled to start during the first half of May 2019.

Salma al Maawali, CEO of FRiENDi mobile said, “After having operated in the Omani market for exactly ten years this month, we are extremely excited to now partner with Ooredoo to bring our business to new heights. We are convinced that our customers will benefit from Ooredoo’s exceptional network coverage and speed, and we are looking forward to providing our customers with several amazing offers once we launch our services on Ooredoo’s network.”

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