Muscat : A recent survey on Oman’s ICT demographics initiated by the Ministry of Transport, Communications and Information Technology showed that more than 95% of the Sultanate’s population has access to internet, mobile phones, computers, smart devices, social media and content. This data is not just illustrative of the ICT growth potential of the nation, but also puts in perspective Omantel’s contributions and imminent role in enabling and supporting Oman’s long-term ICT vision and roadmap.
A distinct growth in fixed and mobile internet market will ride on the significant evolution and momentum resulting from the digitization of technologies. High-speed internet connectivity has opened up new ways and creative avenues of working, learning and living. The telecommunications landscape has now become significantly more data driven. This has helped in developing diverse opportunities across industries, allowing them to leverage the enormous benefits of ICT and in turn accelerate national growth.
Commenting on this, Eng. Baha Al Lawati, Vice President of Enterprise Business at Omantel said, “The ICT market within Oman and across GCC has been witnessing a massive boost in demand and every sector is seeking unique and differentiated technical solutions – to keep pace with fast changing and constantly evolving customer requirements. Omantel has added in excess of 100 large enterprise clients, which required complex bespoke ICT solutions and best in class technology enablement and support. Based on our service delivery and customer management experience, we are confident that the size and scale of our ICT business will keep growing exponentially. Omantel is actively engaged in deploying several large projects for Ministries, Corporates and Smart Cities covering the wide range of its cloud services portfolio across Data Centre services, Software as a Service, Cyber Security, Managed services, Unified Communications, IoT and several hybrid platform solutions. Omantel’s ICT growth has been further fuelled by its strategic acquisition of subsidiaries such as Oman Data Park, Infoline, mOmkin and Blockchain Solutions and Services, in addition to its strategic JV with Equinix, a Leading global Data Center services provider.”
Baha Al Lawati further added, “Omantel has traversed a long and successful transformational journey from being Oman’s pioneering telecommunications arm to evolving into a leading Integrated Telecommunications and Technology solutions Provider – a key enabler for the Sultanate’s Digital Transformation vision. Omantel has been consciously scaling up its services portfolio on the back of its investments in technology, infrastructure, service delivery and operational capabilities. The organization strives to stay ahead of the curve by keeping pace with global ICT trends, being an early adopter of technology and by leveraging its investments and assets to keep expanding its reach, size, and scale. The company has made conscious efforts to enhance its agility, responsiveness and speed to deliver – which is being widely appreciated by our enterprise customers.”
Omantel recognizes its need and responsibility for skills development and capability build-up. Through various strategic initiatives and diverse ICT projects with the government and corporate sector, Omantel has been striving to tap local talent and hone ICT skills for the next generation of the nation’s productive workforce. Strategic collaboration and alliances with global technology companies is another initiative to foster a wider and sustainable national talent pool – which is being created to support futuristic economic growth.
Baha Al Lawati signed off saying, “Omantel has continuously expanded its enterprises services bouquet across industry verticals and has embarked upon several initiatives ranging from solutions in Public and Private Cloud, Intelligent Public Infrastructure, Smart Building Management Solutions, Fintech, Research and Education networks, Healthcare Services and several others. Omantel has successfully implemented the globally renowned ISO 27701 system for security privacy and data protection. We have built a sophisticated and fully managed cyber security services portfolio for enterprises to protect their business and mitigate the ever-growing risk of cyber threats in today’s digital age.”
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