Muscat: Awards and recognitions seem to have become part of a day’s work at Omantel. The leading integrated telecoms service provider of the Sultanate has marked yet another milestone with an Award that recognises its Wholesale capabilities in the regional and global markets.
The company was awarded the ‘Outstanding Leadership and Growth Award’ at SAMENA endorsed MEA Business Magazine Technology Achievement Awards 2021. Baha Al Lawati, Vice President, Enterprise at Omantel received the award on the company’s behalf.
On receiving the Award, Baha Al Lawati said, “This award reflects the direction in which Omantel is headed. Omantel has positioned itself as the market leader in integrated communications. The way now only leads upwards and the Wholesale arm is helping us to achieve that. We are humbled by being awarded for ‘Outstanding Leadership and Growth’ by a leading regional business publication such as MEA Business in coordination with SAMENA Council at GITEX, which is a platform that brings together global industry leaders, start-ups and game-changers to unveil the future. The recognition is a further motivation to us to continue to excel in our leadership and innovation.”
In September 2021, Omantel Wholesale emerged as a winner at the Carrier Community Global Awards (CCGA), walking away with top honours as the Middle East Regional Operator of the Year, which is a prestigious achievement and a global recognition of its success in the Wholesale business and growing investment in national and international capacities. Omantel has been continuously receiving international recognitions and global awards for the past three years.
The Company’s comprehensive “Global Wholesale Integration Program” is at the centre of its strategic manoeuvres, delivering access on a global scale to 120-plus cities through Omantel’s global reach. Omantel’s network connecting major European economic and communications hubs has helped Wholesale customers to extend their reach to the Middle East, Asia and Africa. In Oman, Omantel supports terrestrial connectivity across the Middle East with cross-border terrestrial links between UAE, Saudi Arabia and Yemen.
Globally, Omantel’s vast network of submarine fibre spans over 264,000 km, with access to more than 20 submarine cables. Omantel is a consortium member in the largest submarine cable systems in the world that connect Asia, Africa and Europe via Oman. Such investments serve the growing high-capacity demands for data, internet, Cloud, and content.
Moreover, Omantel is the first GCC operator to have a submarine landing station in the EU. This reflects the trust that the wholesale industry is showing in Omantel’s capabilities in helping its customers to reach further. Omantel is continuously expanding its reach through Omantel International, its international wholesale arm for handling the carrier business. Furthermore, Omantel has a wide footprint of international roaming with 685 operators in over 210 countries in addition to the recently introduced 5G data roaming services.
Since these terrestrial and submarine cable systems need constant monitoring and support, Omantel built the state-of-the-art, 24/7 International Network Operations Centre (INOC), which also meets demands of cloud and content-centric market.
Taking further advantage of Oman’s strategic geolocation between Asia, Africa and Europe, Omantel partnered with Equinix, the leading data centre operator in the world, to set up MC1, the region’s first carrier-neutral data centre providing ultra-low latency interconnection points between key global business markets.
Omantel is the Sultanate’s first and leading integrated telecommunications services provider, enabling the digital society to flourish, allowing new ways of doing business and delivering a world of information, news and entertainment. Omantel strives to ensure optimum customer satisfaction.
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