Intelligent CIO Middle East Issue 74 - Page 14


Omantel deploys cloud architecture for 5G

of Omantel ’ s Digital Transformation strategy to use technology and automation to drive superior customer experience and significantly improve time to market for new services .
The upgrade will support new business models for 5G monetisation and introduce Optiva Test Framework to reduce deployment time by up to 70 %. As a result , Omantel will gain platform capabilities to deliver new customer-centric services and expand its customer base across consumer , fixed , broadband and enterprise market segments , supported by Optiva ’ s platform .
“ With Optiva as our partner , we feel confident to execute our Digital Transformation strategy and play our role in the Oman 2040 vision . Optiva ’ s cloud-native technology leadership and automation framework will allow us to launch services faster as we embark on the next phase of our growth with 5G and new digital services ,” said Samy Ghassany , COO , Omantel .

Omantel , the integrated telecom services provider in the Sultanate of Oman , has signed a multi-year agreement with Optiva to upgrade Optiva Charging Engine to a cloud-native architecture on Omantel ’ s private cloud . The upgrade represents the next phase

John Giere , President and CEO , Optiva , said : “ We are proud to support Omantel with our end-to-end offering , including our charging and payment platform and full suite of maintenance and managed services . Our collaboration allows Omantel to harness the transformational power of innovation and grow its mission-critical capabilities both commercially and operationally .”

stc links 630 kilometres of optical fibre and 40 mobile towers covering land port between KSA and Oman

Saudi-based telco stc has exerted its technical capabilities to cover the land port between KSA and the Sultanate of Oman , which was recently inaugurated between Al Bat-ha area in Al-Ahsa and Umm Al-Zamoul at the Omani borders in a desert area with difficult terrain .

The project linked the fibre-optic network along the road , where network coverage reached 100 % and was implemented as a support for local content , through 10 local contractors . The length of cabling procedures exceeded 590 kilometres while the length of fibre-optic cables exceeded 630 kilometres , using more than 80 high-tech machines and equipment and with the participation of more than 1,500 workers and technicians who worked around the clock .
The project was implemented in various areas along the road , which is characterised by difficult and tough terrains making it hard to work .
The project is considered one of the large projects implemented by stc and was completed in a record period of 180 days , where 40 mobile towers were also connected with optical fibres . The land port service and the entities now have the latest technologies and can boast high speeds that support 100 GB of data .
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