Omantel has successfully participated – as the first omani operator at the trial testing of WiFi next generation hotspot (NGH) and PasspointTM/ Hotspot 2.0 technology at the GSMA Mobile World Congress 2015 (MWC) in Barcelona, Spain from 2-5 March. The new technology will allow Omantel customers using IOS and selected Android devices to roam onto wifi networks using secure credentials and benefit from a secure wifi connection in the future.
Commenting on this participation, Mohammed Yahya al Salmi, Senior Manager Corporate Communications at Omantel said ' Omantel is keen on participating annually at MWC which focuses on IT&C issues especially it provides an ideal opportunity to meet with the major mobile operators and technology supplier to discuss with them the best and most advanced solutions that develop the experience of our customers.
He added: “Omantel joined hands with more than 30 International operators, the GSAM and the Wireless Broadband Alliance (WBA) to offer our customers a secure and safe roaming utilizing the next generation of WiFi with Passpoint TM/Hotspot 2.0 technology.”
'Omantel is the first operator in the Sultanate and one of few in the region to take part in this trial. This confirms Omatel’s commitment to lead innovatively lead, ensures our customer’s privacy while seamlessly keeping them connected on the run.” He added.
Omantel’s delegation is taking part at the MWC 2015 and accompanied by a media delegation that includes Abdullah al Bahrani and Dr. Ali al Shidhani, the founding partner for Oman Technical Voice Initiative. The team contributed to transmitting the launch of the new Galaxy S6 mobile device from Samsung and the HTC M9 mobile device.
Commenting on the visit, Abdullah al Bahrani said that the MWC in Barcelona is the biggest event in this field. Major IT&C player are always present in this gathering to display the latest developments they have. The Congress provides an ideal opportunity to meet with experts in IT&C field. Omantel's participation at this event provides us with the opportunity to be capitalized on the latest products and solutions. It helped us to transmit the event live from Barcelona and disseminate the latest in mobile technology to our customers thru social network.