Media Center > Details
A- A A+


Omantel to digitally empower major projects in Dhofar

July 05, Muscat, 2022 - Omantel is boosting Oman’s march towards a digitally enabled and flourishing society with its ICT offerings driving digital transformation in important sectors. Smart solutions riding on Omantel’s expertise, experience and integrated ecosystem are enhancing the efficiency of operations in these vital cogs of the economy and leading to faster growth and amplified returns.

As the nation’s digital transformation enabler, Omantel inked a number of agreements in Dhofar governorate with important national entities to implement customized smart solutions.

‘’It gives us immense pleasure to be chosen as the partner of choice in projects of national importance. Omantel has been the main enabler for the country’s digital transformation. Over the years, it has consolidated its capabilities to deliver Smart City solutions through technological and infrastructural acquisitions. We have been the first in the market to make smart solutions accessible, and have proved their efficacy in different sectors, ‘’ said Talal Said Al Mamari CEO of Omantel.

He further added, ‘’These MoUs are a testament of the trust the nation puts in Omantel and further reiterate our solid established presence in the ICT sector. We are grateful and proud for being chosen as partners in growth.’’

Omantel’s scalable smart solutions have been achieved through the establishment of mOmkin, a dedicated company for IoT solutions and acquisition of NXN to provide Smart City consultancy and solutions in the country and in the region. Omantel is the first operator to launch a nationwide IoT network with leading use cases.

Omantel believes in the importance of innovation and the provision of new products and services that meet the needs of its customers and is constantly investing in the latest technologies such as data centers, cloud services, IT solutions, blockchain, IoT, SDWAN wide area network, big data, analytics, cybersecurity and participatory services. Omantel has been able to respond quickly to the requirements of new emerging markets and has reduced the time it takes to innovate ICT solutions and put them into action for the usage of both, individuals and organizations.


Dhofar Municipality

As part of the MoU, Omantel will provide Dhofar Municipality with Smart City solutions and innovative digital services. Commenting on the cooperation, Dr Ahmed bin Mohsen Al Ghassani, Chairman of Dhofar Municipality, said, "We are delighted to sign this Memorandum of Understanding with Omantel as part of our joint efforts to achieve objectives towards digital transformation and smart cities. Through this agreement, we seek to replace conventional processes with modern technologies to improve efficiency in several areas like traffic control, population density control at some locations. Together, we will adopt new systems and programs that will boost our push towards creating great experiences for people through digitization and humanization of cities."


Dhofar University

Under the MoU, Omantel will offer Dhofar University tailor-made ICT services that suit its requirements. Professor Dr. Amer bin Ali Al Rawas, President of Dhofar University, said, "The fields of higher education, scientific research and innovation
have greatly benefited from ICT technologies, and we at Dhofar University, are keen to keep pace with the latest development and adopt solutions that promote a knowledge-based society. The University, through this strategic partnership with Omantel, will implement innovative solutions, like smart libraries, that will significantly contribute to the advancement of higher education and scientific research, thus further enhancing the quality of education at Dhofar University."

Port of Salalah

Through its accumulated expertise in IoT and artificial intelligence, Omantel will enable Port of Salalah to utilize smart solutions in its upcoming projects; this will boost productivity and provide enhanced safety for the port’s workers.

"Port of Salalah is Oman’s largest and among the biggest in the Middle East. As a result of continued efforts, the port has been able to achieve the global recognition of being ranked second in the world in terms of productivity," said Mohammed Al Mashani, Chief Corporate Affairs Officer at Port of Salalah.” He also added, “Our partnership today with Oman's leading telecommunications company, Omantel, will enhance our regional position and will enable us to use Omantel's 5G and AI technologies in the port’s day-to-day operations which will enhance productivity and improve safety."


Dhofar Integrated Services

Under the MoU, Omantel will provide Dhofar Integrated Services with smart digital solutions; enabling it to offer an unmatched experience in Dhofar Governorate.

Eng. Ali bin Issa Shammas, CEO of Dhofar Integrated Services, said: "Dhofar Integrated Services provides essential services to the people of Dhofar. We are keen to harness Fourth Industrial Revolution technologies to further improve the services offered to our clients. This agreement will provide pioneering smart digital solutions to upgrade call center services through the integration of AI-powered Chat Bot, introducing smart meter application, drone surveillance of the company's stations and remote locations and smart helmets. All these will enhance the experience of our subscribers while improving safety in the work environment. To continue the growth and development of Dhofar Integrated Services, we are delighted to partner with Omantel, which, through its innovative solutions and services as well as network efficiency and wide coverage, has proven to be the right digital partner.”

Omantel is Oman’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. While striving to ensure optimum customer satisfaction, Omantel plays a key social role to provide the required support and subsidy to all sectors of the Omani society.