Ooredoo plans to launch mobile academy in Qatar

ooredoo-ITUPictures-flickrMiddle East’s leading telecom provider Ooredoo has plans to launch the world’s first subscription-based mobile academy to empower the upcoming Qatari workforce

The upcoming launch of the mobile academy is in line with the Qatar National Broadband Plan and Qatar National Vision 2030, said Ooredoo officials.

The academy, once launched, would provide an overall learning experience offering more than 50 courses on subjects such as language learning and business skills. The cloud-based mobile academy would enable users to access educational material on a mobile device on the go and enable them to complete coursework online as well, added Ooredoo officials.

Waleed al-Sayed, chief operating officer at Ooredoo Qatar, said, “By launching Mobile Academy, we’re leveraging Qatar’s strong mobile device take-up to unlock human potential and enhance 21st century skills needed in the interconnected economy. We’re only starting to tap the potential of mobile services to transform daily lives – imagine learning a language with native speakers halfway around the world or live-streaming business courses on your tablet.”

The decision to launch a subscription-based academy has been witnessed as a major breakthrough for the company, after it launched 4G LTE services and a range of lifestyle services earlier in December 2014.

In addition, Qatar is leading the way in mobile connectivity in the region. According to a report in the ITU State of Broadband, Qatar has been ranked 17th globally and third in the MENA region in active mobile broadband penetration.

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