Muscat, Oman: As Oman’s digital partner, Ooredoo has teamed up with Industrial Management Technology and Contracting (IMTAC LLC) to build a Smart Service Network. As part of the Omani Smart Cities plans, the newfound alliance will provide Omani Municipalities with smart city applications such as smart street light management solutions. IMTAC LLC is the latest company to join this leading partnership with Ooredoo to deliver Internet of Things (IoT) solutions and initiatives for upcoming Smart City projects in the Sultanate.
Smart cities are urban areas which bring together technology, government and society to improve the quality of services and welfare of its residents. Operating through infrastructure that securely integrates technology, the aim is to promote ‘Smart’ solutions across the public and private sectors and to create eco-friendly and intelligent cities. The implementation of smart street lighting will provide the much needed platform for future smart city applications in Oman. In addition to being a valuable asset, smart lighting will improve the efficiency, functionality and value of city services by saving energy, lowering costs and reducing maintenance. Further benefits to citizens include reduced CO2 emissions, pedestrian and driver safety and the revival of city projects to generate more jobs.
Sultan Al Wahaibi, Chief Business and Wholesale Officer at Ooredoo, said, “Bringing the IoT to Oman has been a top priority for Ooredoo on our journey into digitalization. As the Sultanate’s digital partner this strategic alliance with IMTAC to offer innovative IoT solutions will complement our comprehensive telecommunication services. This agreement comes in line with our commitment to enhance the digital experience of our customers through improving infrastructure and the use of proven new technologies to increase human development”.
Ashok Sardiwal, Chief Executive Officer at IMTAC LLC, Oman said, ‘We are excited to be partnering with Ooredoo as one of their IoT service providers. With our expertise and aligned views for providing innovative services through the latest technologies to enhance customer experience, organisations in Oman will start feeling the benefits of advanced technology in improving how cities function in a sustainable and efficient manner.”
This partnership is one of many steps Ooredoo has been taking in delivering Internet-of-things to Oman. To this end, the company has partnered with National Electricity Centre to build an advanced IoT network that will give the Sultanate the world-class technology that it needs and has introduced products such as the Smart Metering Services.
Omani Qatari Telecommunications Company SAOG (“Ooredoo”) was founded and registered in the Sultanate of Oman in December 2004. It launched its service in March 2005 as the challenger mobile operator in Oman, originally operating under the name Nawras. The Company was awarded the second fixed licence in Oman in 2009, and launched its international gateway in April 2010, its corporate fixed and broadband services in May 2010, and its residential fixed and broadband services in June 2010. Since 2010, Ooredoo has been an integrated services telecommunications operator and is currently serving over 3 million customers across the Sultanate. Following a successful IPO on 1 November 2010, Ooredoo is listed on the Muscat Stock Market (MSM) under the “ORDS” ticker. Ooredoo is majority owned by Ooredoo Q.S.C. and also has a number of significant Omani shareholders which ensures that the company is strongly integrated into the Omani society. Ooredoo has won a number of awards including Jury’s Distinction Award for Customer Service Excellence in the telecom sector 2013, Leading Telecommunications Company at the Arab Achievement Awards 2013, Best Operator Network at the Telecoms World Middle East 2013 Awards, the CommsMEA award for Middle East Mobile Operator of the Year 2015 and Best Telecommunications Company at the Arab Achievement Awards, 2016.
About Ooredoo Group
Ooredoo is an international communications company operating across the Middle East, North Africa and Southeast Asia. Serving consumers and businesses in 10 countries, Ooredoo delivers the leading data experience through a broad range of content and services via its advanced, data-centric mobile and fixed networks.
Ooredoo served 164 million customers and generated revenues of USD 8.9 billion as of 31 December 2017. Its shares are listed on the Qatar Stock Exchange and the Abu Dhabi Securities Exchange.
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