The Sultanate of Oman is no stranger to continuous development and improvement as an independent country. In 2010, the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) ranked Oman as the most-improved country in the world in terms of development during the preceding four decades. Known for its economic prowess in tourism, maritime trading and other agricultural exports, the World Bank has categorized Oman as a high-income economy, and as of 2023, Oman has been ranked as the 48th most peaceful country in the world, according to the Global Peace Index.

Read more: Oman's Quest for Building a Tech-Advanced Nation

IoT security encompasses cybersecurity measures that are vital for safeguarding interconnected devices and networks. The escalating data flow from external sources, coupled with the expanded IoT landscape, underscores the necessity for robust security protocols to ensure reliable operations.

Read more: Shielding the Smart: A Holistic Approach to IoT Security

What if Oman could unlock its full economic potential by embracing financial technology (fintech)? With a thriving fintech ecosystem, Oman has the opportunity to revolutionize its financial landscape, driving financial inclusion, empowering businesses, and accelerating economic growth.

Read more: Fintech in Oman: Pioneering Progress in Financial Inclusion and Innovation

This year, the World Telecommunication and Information Society Day (WTISD) will focus on ‘Digital Innovation for Sustainable Development,’ highlighting the crucial role of digital innovation in promoting global connectivity and sustainable prosperity.

Read more: Empowering Oman's Future: Digital Innovation for Sustainable Progress

In line with Oman’s Vision 2040, the Ministry of Transport, Communications and Information (MTCIT) has developed a digital economy strategy to contribute to the economic diversification priority by enhancing the contribution of the ICT sector to the national economy. However, it is crucial for the country to successfully put the right enablers of the digital innovation ecosystem into all its existing and upcoming strategies to propel the vision for a digital economy in Oman.

Read more: Future-Proofing Oman’s Cyberspace

The Telecommunications and Digital Government Regulatory Authority (TDRA) celebrated World Telecommunication and Information Society Day (WTISD) 2024 on May 17, with the participation of UAE telecom service providers, Huawei, and various government entities, along with other local and regional partners.

Read more: TDRA Explores Real World Digital Innovation Scenarios on WTISD

The transformation to a digital government requires the design of a strategic direction and a long-term organizational and digital change process. Oman encourages collaboration in the public and private sectors to achieve a unified vision.

Read more: Innovation in Action: Oman's Bold Steps in Digital Government Transformation

Following the success of last year’s virtual panel, we will once again explore the successful digital journey of the Sultanate of Oman. This incredible journey is a testament to the tireless efforts of Oman's telecom operators, vendors, government, and all industry stakeholders.

Read more: Unveiling Oman’s Digital Revolution – Don’t Miss Out, Register Now!

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