Omantel: Best Digital Transformation Leadership GCC 2021


Visitors to Oman will hear plenty about as well as experience smart solutions, the Internet of Things and Artificial Intelligence. The sultanate is among a host of Gulf States in the vanguard of the Fourth Industrial Revolution. And at Omantel, the Muscat-based telecommunications giant, they are keenly aware that digital transformation is vital to provide the impetus for success. Founded in 1970, Omantel has grown to become a leading provider of integrated telecommunications in the Gulf Co-operation Council (GCC) region, committed to helping the digital society flourish. In 2021 the company is helping businesses take the next leap – with the introduction of a 5G mobile network to customers in Oman. This follows the 2019 roll-out of a 5G fixed wireless access alternative to fibre broadband. The service offers the most powerful 5G wireless broadband connection with speeds of up to 1Gb. Omantel believes the improved systems will allow businesses to find new ways of working. The company’s stated aim is to promote digital inclusion, responsibility and innovation. It says its focus is on delivering quality service. At the launch of the new service Talal Said Al Mamari, CEO of Omantel said: “We’re pleased to be the first to launch 5G for mobile, which will open new horizons for the mobile sector and will heavily contribute towards supporting growth and digital transformation across different sectors.” Omantel’s rapid moves to extend digital technology to businesses in the Gulf region has been recognised by the judging panel, which is pleased to present the company with the 2021 award for Best Digital Transformation Leadership GCC.

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