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Qtel and Wataniya Telcom

High quality roaming for the biggest sporting event in the world

Qtel is a hugely successful business with over 57.5 million subscribers and Wataniya has a 26% market share in Algeria. together they wanted to offer Algerian customers the very best roaming service, especially after Algeria qualified for the 2010 FIFA World Cup in South Africa. They needed to move quickly, so they came to Gateway Communications.

We have extensive coverage across Africa and direct access to more countries and operators than any other carrier. This meant that we could set up roaming services for their customers quickly and effectively.

As Mike van den Bergh, our CEO put it, “This partnership meant that Algerian fans could celebrate or commiserate with their friends and family at home at any time”. Mr Ahmed Al Derbesti, Executive Director of Qtel, added, “It was a key time for us to ensure all our customers in Africa received nothing but the best call quality. To partner with a company with the breadth of coverage across Africa and the calibre of expertise that Gateway Communications could bring to the table made them the ideal choice to ensure this.”

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