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Omantel & Oman Airports Join Hands for Communications Upgrade

Omantel, the Sultanate’s leading provider of integrated telecommunication services has joined hands with the Oman Airports Management Company (OAMC) to link all airports in Oman through an fixed telecommunications solutions. Phase one of the project will connect Muscat International Airport with Salalah Airport through a fibre-optic network with speeds of up to 155mb. Phase two will link additional airports such as Sohar and Duqm Airports. Upon completion, the project will allow for advanced fixed telecommunication capabilities and connectivity for all airports throughout the country and will provide greater efficiency and convenience for airport staff, sub-contractors and passengers.

Commenting on the project, Todd Deck, VP Corporate Business Unit at Omantel noted, “Omantel has been a proud partner of OAMC for many years and we are pleased to once again work in collaboration to ensure that all airports in Oman are equipped with the highest quality fixed telecommunications solutions. The fact that Omantel is the chosen partner for critical entities such as OAMC is a true reflection of the confidence and trust placed in the company by the market.”

As part of the project, Omantel will be providing OAMC with the latest and most advanced fixed telecommunication services in addition to ensuring 24 hour-a-day network monitoring and direct and round-the-clock technical support by a dedicated team of network specialist.

The project also entails a total of 13,000 Integrated Services for Digital Network (ISDN) lines to be installed in Muscat International Airport and Salalah Airport, in addition to the provision of internet leased line service connectivity with a speed of 34 Mbps in both airports.

Dr. Moaman Mohammed Abdullah Al Busaidi, GM ICT at OAMC said, “Airports have a vital role to play as the gateway to a nation, thus it is extremely important that the technology and services available are world-class in order to give the best possible impression of our country upon entry and exit. At OAMC we are very pleased to join hands with Omantel to enable a fixed communications system that links the airports across the Oman. This project will greatly improve our ability to function cohesively with the other airports across the nation in addition to significantly improving the passenger experience. As Oman’s first and most trusted telecommunications provider, it is a natural choice to partner with Omantel for our telecommunications needs.”

Investing in the future of the nation, Omantel connects even the most remote communities of the Sultanate to each other and the rest of the world. Omantel is the Sultanate’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. Today, Omantel boldly innovates to deliver the highest levels of customer satisfaction, the broadest and most reliable nationwide network while investing for Oman’s future development.