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The Telecommunications Regulatory Authority (TRA) granted a new license to Oman Data Park (ODP) to provide voice or video telecommunication services over Internet protocol (VoIP). This will expand the base of services provided via Internet Protocol in the Sultanate of Oman.

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The issuance of the license is based on Oman’s Telecommunications Regulatory Law and its executive regulations, issued by the Ministerial decision No. 144/2008.

In accordance with this approval, ODP will contribute to enhance benefits of users of the telecommunications sector in the Sultanate of Oman from the technology of voice transmission and sending and receiving phone calls over the Internet Protocol (VoIP).

The new technology works by digitally transmitting information via a high-speed Internet connection by converting audio signals from the phone to a digital one via the Internet, based on what is known as packet switching technology (PST).

Commenting on this latest development, Eng. Maqbool Al-Wahaibi, CEO of Oman Data Park, said, “Obtaining of this license confirms our company’s readiness to provide advanced services at a time when the Sultanate of Oman is keen to keep abreast of the latest developments and take advantage of all the latest Internet protocol technologies.”

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Explaining further, he stated “Oman Data Park’s capabilities in providing UCaaS service, which relies on voice and video communications over Internet Protocol (VoIP) in cooperation with Cisco, and its Nebula-Collaboration service, makes it more capable in dealing with customers of big data that require VoIP, PBX and video conferencing systems by adopting a flexible approach.”

It is noteworthy that ODP, the Sultanate’s first managed cloud services provider and cyber security, plays an integral role in supporting the digital transformation of Oman, through their offering of an all-in-one solution of cloud computing, data storage, networking, web hosting and network security services.

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