Ooredoo announced on Monday it has agreed a strategic partnership with technology leader Uber, bringing together market leaders in technology and telecommunications.

The long-term partnership is set to encompass a range of features in staged roll-outs over the next few years, including promotions, discounts, product co-creation, and as soon as commercially available leveraging of Ooredoo’s world-first 5G network, Ooredoo said.

Speaking about the promising partnership, Manar Khalifa Al Muraikhi, Director PR and Communications at Ooredoo, said: ‘We recognize the importance of safety on the road for our customers, and their need for convenience, so it gives us great pleasure to be able to announce this strategic partnership with Uber, a leader in the transport sector. We look forward to being able to offer a range of exciting promotions, products and services and, in the future, working together with Uber to ensure our customers on both sides get the best from our groundbreaking 5G network.’

Commenting on the partnership, Hamdi Tabbaa, General Manager of Uber in Qatar, said: ‘We have been seeing tremendous success for Uber in Qatar, and we are excited about this partnership with Ooeredoo which represents a positive milestone for Uber in Qatar, and is part of our continuous efforts to bring value to both riders and drivers using the app across the country.’

‘Since launching in Doha, Uber has expanded to cover the entire geographical area of the capital, as well as suburban areas including Al Rayyan and Al Wakrah, with plans to expand further and make the service available to as many people as possible around the country,’ he added. (QNA)

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