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Ooredoo has centralized purchasing of international wholesale services to benefit its national operating companies, in contrast with other Gulf carriers aiming to establish a regional hub.


  • By relieving the national opcos of responsibility for the negotiation and management of international services, OGS releases them to concentrate on their local markets.
  • OGS is leveraging international traffic from across the Ooredoo Group to pressure other carriers to reduce their prices in order to retain business.
  • OGS is a founding member of the Chicago Alliance, which extends its reach across much more of Africa, Asia, and Latin America.

Features and Benefits

  • Assesses the impact of OGS on the international wholesale market one year after launch.
  • Explains how OGS leverages local operating companies' traffic to secure benefits for the wider group.

Key questions answered

  • Why should international wholesale players and customers put Ooredoo Global Services on their radar?
  • How does Ooredoo Global Services impact other international carriers?

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