Omantel is ushering a new era with Huawei, on the sidelines of Mobile World Congress (MWC) in Barcelona, to drive its Smart City strategy forward in Oman, with the first Integrated Tourism Complex (ITC), Al Mouj Muscat, as a lighthouse example of a premium lifestyle destination.
The launch of this smart city initiative is in line with the ‘Omantel 3.0’ strategy which aims to revolutionise smart living and working digital services, by enhancing the security and improving business efficiencies as well as revamping end user experiences across the many facets of the community. The strategy reinforces Omantel’s position as the digital partner of choice for the public and private sectors, enabling digital societies to flourish and grow across all industries and corners of Oman.
As part of a complete smart services roadmap, the opening phase commences with state-of-the-art security solutions. This includes fully fledged advanced analytics and integrated camera capabilities connected via a unified control system and a smart software platform with complex algorithms to enable a wide range of threat and pattern triggers and detection alerts, such as license plates and facial features. Future phases include smart energy and utility management along with community portal informatics and smart parking to list a few services.
Sheikh Talal Al Mamari, Omantel CEO said: “We are delighted to partner with Huawei Enterprise to roll our smart solutions in Al Mouj Muscat, Oman’s lifestyle destination. Omantel is committed to delivering a more enriching lifestyle for the public through smart solutions, and we will continue to partner with like-minded entities to further this vision in new locations across the Sultanate. With Omantel ICT, we are focused on enhancing digital experiences by deploying state of the art big data analytics platforms, Internet-of-Things enabled solutions and pervasive software and hardware IT platforms to provide the best value for our customers and the public.”
Leo Hong, Huawei Oman CEO said: “Technology is revolutionising the way we live and operate – whether at the workplace or at home. We are excited to partner with the leading telecom operator in the Sultanate to provide smart technology and solutions that will simplify life and offer people a greater amount of safety and security. Our strategic alliance with Omantel will help communities in the Sultanate develop into efficient urban living spaces with all the modern amenities and conveniences, powered by cutting-edge smart solutions.”
Nasser bin Masoud Al Sheibani, CEO of Al Mouj Muscat said: “As Oman’s leading lifestyle destination and the first Integrated Tourism Complex, we are constantly looking for new ways to enhance the lifestyle of our residents and visitors. Technology plays a very important role in driving this vision forward – and we are delighted to have the support of Omantel and Huawei as they launch their industry-leading smart solutions that will enrich the experience of the people and enhance the security of the community”
Omantel’s role is to provide the latest technologies and co-operate with all entities to build a digital community, besides contributing to developing smart cities. Underpinned by significant investments in telecom infrastructure, Omantel connects the most remote locations in the Sultanate to the rest of the world.