Oman is believed to be well positioned as the regional data hub connecting East, West and Africa. As one of the key ICT players in the country, Sultan Al Wahaibi, Chief Business & Wholesale Officer, Ooredoo Oman shares how the company aims to stay at the forefront when it comes to innovation and collaboration, as well as ensuring high service and connectivity standards, both locally and internationally.

Read more: For Oman’s Digital Transformation, Developing Infrastructure is Key

In the spotlight of the August 2022 edition, Telecom Review had an exclusive interview with Omantel’s CEO Talal Said Al Mamari, the kingpin of the company since June 2014 and a well-seasoned telecom professional with 26 years of experience. Under his term, critical initiatives and projects have been carried out including the company’s 750-million-dollar initial public offering (IPO) sale in 2005, the restructuring of Omantel that brought the mobile and fixed operations together, and the acquisition of a 21.9% stake in Zain Group, the biggest transaction of its kind in the region.

Read more: Omantel: A Trusted Digital Transformation Partner in Oman

Women are proving themselves in the workplace and developing their skills in all sectors which has allowed them to assume leadership positions, notably in the telecommunications and ICT industry. Denise Helou, Senior Business Development Manager at Verizon Partner Solutions, shares, in an exclusive interview with Telecom Review, the achievements made by the company thus far during its digital transformation journey, and tackles the importance of Arab women’s role in this field.

Read more: Verizon Enhances Its Digital Journey with Diversity and Inclusion

COVID-19 updates
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Integrated Telecom Company (ITC) and King Abdulaziz City for Science and Technology (KACST) represented by the Internet Services Unit launched an initiative to increase the capacity of connectivity service between universities and academic bodies to more than 12 GB free of charge. This comes as part of the strategic partnership between the ITC and KACST and in accordance with the directives of CITC.

The initiative aims to facilitate the educational process confirmed to be continued through E-learning and distance education, and as part of ITC national and social responsibilities to provide full support to all procedures and precautions done by Saudi Government to prevent the spread of Coronavirus (COVID 19). The initiative also aims to support university students and faculties to improve the quality of the virtual classes and educational platforms and optimize the access to national digital services.

In this regard, Eng. Osama Ibrahim Al-Dosary, CEO of Integrated Telecom Company said, “we at ITC value our strategic partnership with KACST and are always looking to cooperate to reinforce digital transformation initiatives in the Kingdom”.

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