MUSCAT: April 9, 2017: Omantel and Al Mouj Muscat, Oman’s lifestyle destination, signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) to establish a strategic partnership as per which they will collaborate to explore the introduction of telecommunications services including fixed line, mobile and home broadband. Omantel will also provide the latest information and communications technology (ICT) services to Al Mouj Muscat.
Speaking about the collaboration, Nasser bin Masoud Al Sheibani, CEO of Al Mouj Muscat said: “Establishing this partnership with Oman’s leading telecom provider is a first step towards a journey which Al Mouj Muscat community and visitors will find enriching. The aim of the partnership is to provide capabilities, know-how and facilities to deliver smart community services and implement solutions that make the vision of a smart city a reality in Al Mouj Muscat.”
Commenting on the agreement, Talal bin Said Al Mamari, CEO of Omantel, said: “We are honoured to have been chosen by Al Mouj Muscat, Oman’s lifestyle destination, as their telecoms and ICT services provider of choice. This MoU demonstrates Al Mouj Muscat’s faith in our objective to spearhead the digital transformation in Oman. We continue to be trendsetters and pioneers of new technology in the Sultanate and avow to deliver the best services possible to our partners.”
As part of Omantel’s strategic thrust to ‘innovate offerings’ and ‘lead Omani digitalisation’, both companies will discuss ways to explore value creation opportunities for Al Mouj Muscat development.
Under the terms of the MoU, the two companies will explore cooperation on areas including Smart City Vision, strategy, execution, delivery and operating ICT models. Smart City Vision aims to create a sustainable smart and connected community by providing an integrated user experience and a platform for a collaborative innovation.
The smart city vision will include smart wireless network, smart parking, vehicle tracking, visitor management among others services already being offered by Al Mouj Muscat. With an objective to make life convenient for the community, Al Mouj Muscat constantly adds new facilities such as Mwasalat bus service and door-to-door postal delivery services.
The flagship multicultural waterfront community cares about delivering a sophisticated representation of Oman, whether it is through its properties, public spaces, or amenities, while still maintaining the country’s identity, culture and heritage.