Omantel signs deal to provide ICT solutions to develop municipal services
Many solutions for ICT services and smart city services will be provided in the municipal sectors
By Staff Writer, Times of Oman
Muscat: Muscat Municipality and Oman Telecommunications Company Omantel signed a memorandum of understanding (MoU) to employ the information technology solutions and services in developing municipal services and making the two cities of Muscat and Sohar smart and sustainable.
Eng. Isam Saud Hareb Al Zadjali, Chairman of Muscat Municipality and Sheikh Talal bin Said Al Mamari, the CEO of Omantel, signed the memorandum on behalf of both Muscat Municipality and Omantel, in the presence of Abdulsalam Mohammed Al Murshidi, the chairman of the governing council of Omantel, in the presence of officials from both sides.
Under the memorandum, many solutions for ICT services and smart city services will be provided in the municipal sectors, in addition to introducing the blockchain technology and smart cloud services to integrate them in the management system of customer relation.
Al Zadjali stated that smart cities will provide the populace with services that facilitate the use of municipal services. He also added, "The memorandum also provides many innovative solutions that will improve the quality of municipal infrastructure services to save time, effort and cost."
Al Murshidi said that the memorandum will help in making a big leap in e-services which will be the impetus for us in Omantel to develop similar solutions for smart cities in the Sultanate of Oman. Al Mamari believes that the development of telecommunications services motivated the world to be on the verge of a big breakthrough in this field.
Dr Ammar Al Obaidani, President-Commercial at Block-chain Oman emphasised that collaboration with Omantel enriches the digital experience in the Sultanate, thus promoting the fourth industrial revolution.
It is worth to mention that the Municipality seeks to improve the quality of its services and make moves towards technical and digital transformation strategies, based on the Oman Vision 2040.
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