Qtel Group will take centre stage at the largest-ever GSMA Mobile World Congress in Barcelona next week, celebrating how mobile communications help improve its customers’ lives across its core markets in the Middle East and North Africa (MENA) region and Asia. In particular, Qtel Group will draw attention to services with associated community benefits, such as mHealth (personalised alerts and information related to exercise and diet), mMoney and mWomen (life enhancing services targeting women) already launched in some of its key markets. Led by Sheikh Abdullah Bin Mohammed Bin Saud Al Thani, Chairman of Qtel Group, the Qtel Group delegation is packed with representatives of operations working in some of the most interesting and challenging markets in the world including Qtel-Qatar, Indosat-Indonesia, Asiacell-Iraq, Wataniya-Kuwait, Nawras-Oman, Nedjma-Algeria, and Tunisiana-Tunisia. “Last year, we witnessed the incredible role mobile technology can play in delivering real change — from the social transformations across the Arab world to the empowerment of women in remote communities,” said Dr. Nasser Marafih, CEO, Qtel Group. One leading innovation display will be the work of Tunisiana with Edupartage.com, a social educational network, which launched an American-English training service via mobile phones in Tunisia. This service, which uses multiple choice questions to teach the “Najja7ni” (Help me pass!) school service for students and company executives, is just one example of how Qtel Group companies are making a real difference in their customer’s lives. “The GSMA World Congress is the perfect platform to celebrate the human impact of mobile technologies and highlight how Qtel Group, through innovations, can make Qatar proud on the global stage as a genuine communications thought-leader, committed to enriching human interaction,” concluded Dr. Nasser. The Mobile World Congress, organised by the GSMA Association, brings together 1,400 companies and over 60,000 mobile professionals from 182 countries each year.