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Fact Sheet for Wataniya Telecom

Industry: Telecom
Country: KWT
Contact: Wataniya TelecomP.O.Box 613 Safat 13007 Kuwait Tel: (965) 805555 Fax: (965) 2423369
Management: Chairman of the Board Sheikh Abdullah Bin Mohammed Bin Saud Al Thani ; Chief Executive Officer, General Manager Scott Gegenheimer Vice Chairman of the Board Mohamed Bin Sahim Al Thani ; Fuad Ahmad Al-Ablani ; Franco Ricotta
Directors: Salah Fahad Al-Sultan
Comments: Wataniya Telecom was commercially launched in 1999 as the first privately owned operator in Kuwait. In March 2007, Qatar Telecom (Qtel) acquired 51% of Wataniya Telecom shares from Kuwait Projects Company Holding KSC (KIPCO) group.Wataniya is a customer driven company that aims to provide product and service excellence that is leading to a real customer value... The company has been a driving force in increasing the mobile market penetration in Kuwait (over 80%) Wataniya Telecom has grown rapidly through acquisitions and enjoys a remarkable expansion in MENA & ASIA. Driving operations in Kuwait, Maldives, Saudi Arabia, Tunisia, Algeria and in 2007 in Palestine.
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