Omantel, Huawei to set up regional ICT training centre

Aims to advance new technologies further and support achieving Oman’s Vision 2040

  
Huawei's first global flagship store is pictured in Shenzhen, Guangdong province, China October 30, 2019.Image used for illustrative purpose.

Huawei's first global flagship store is pictured in Shenzhen, Guangdong province, China October 30, 2019.Image used for illustrative purpose.

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MUSCAT: Omantel and Huawei, a leading global provider of information and communications technology (ICT) infrastructure and smart devices, have collaborated to establish a regional ICT training centre to support talent development in the Sultanate. The Huawei Regional ICT Training Centre aims to advance new technologies further and support achieving Oman’s Vision 2040, where building a knowledge-based economy is a key pillar.

The Huawei Training Centre will be located at the Omantel headquarters in Muscat where other tech facilities, including the Omantel 5G exhibition hall, Huawei HQ online exhibition hall, and the Huawei ICT Academy in Oman are also housed.

The Huawei ICT Training Centre will also collaborate with entities such as the Centre for Research and Innovation and the Duqm 5G exhibition hall.

Eng Saeed bin Hamoud al Maawali, Minister of Transport, Communications and Information Technology, said, “Partnerships between the public and private sectors are one of the key elements towards achieving our national digital transformation plans. The collaboration between Omantel and a global leading technology company such as Huawei will strengthen our future generation’s skills in the ICT field, build the ICT ecosystem and in turn, boost our nation’s digital economy.”

On his part, Talal bin Said al Mamari, CEO, Omantel, said, “We are pleased to partner with Huawei on establishing this centre as we both aim to upskill the youth of Oman and provide them with the necessary tools to participate in Oman’s development journey. We look forward to further strengthening our long-standing partnership with Huawei to develop Oman’s ICT talent and support them in realising their full potential.”

Robin Chen, Oman Huawei CEO, said,“The ICT training centre demonstrates Huawei’s commitment to build and nurture local ICT talents in Oman for a fully connected intelligent society. We are proud to establish the training centre at Omantel’s headquarters, where we look forward to bringing our global expertise to build ICT and talent pool ecosystem and contribute to the realisation digital transformation ambitions of Oman Vision 2040.”

Chen added, “The ICT training centre will provide training services not only to our local enterprise customers, but also to our partners, customers and staff in the Middle East region, offering them the opportunity to learn, and experience the latest advanced technologies, such as 5G, AI, IP and IT as part of our support for their digital transformation journeys as well.”

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