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Over 200 companies participate in Middle East GCCM in Oman

26 Nov 2019

The Middle East Global Carrier Community Meeting (GCCM) began in Muscat on Sunday. The three-day event has brought together executives representing more than 200 international companies to hold meetings and networking sessions, while enjoying the natural beauty and culture of Oman. 

Omantel is the host operator for the Middle East GCCM and it welcomed representatives from the voice, data, SMS, mobile, value added services, cable, satellite and data centre sectors.  

Talal al Mamari, CEO of Omantel, said, “Middle East GCCM 2019 is a tremendous success for Omantel as well as for our guests from around the world. It is a great opportunity to bring leaders in telecom to Oman and share with them the work we have been doing to develop our local and global infrastructure. We are extremely proud of what we have achieved as a global hub and we want the world to know that Oman is open for business, with world-class solutions that directly support business success at home and abroad.” 

Omantel has evolved from a regional telecom player to a global hub. It has combined Oman’s geographic advantage with strategic investments to offer local and global businesses a comprehensive set of solutions that support digital transformation.  

Today, Omantel has investments in more than 20 subsea cable systems spanning across the globe. It connects more than 50 countries and 120 cities worldwide. This extended reach comes along optimised network latency paths between the key telecom hubs around the world. 

Sohail Qadir, vice president Wholesale at Omantel, said, “Ideally located between high-growth markets, Oman offers customers a unique geographic advantage, but that is not the only reason we have emerged as a global hub. Omantel has taken deliberate steps to develop the infrastructure, solutions and processes that benefit local businesses in Oman and our wholesale customers around the world. Our strategic investments and partnerships have built on our unique location and created a hub that enables optimised end user experience and a true platform for growth.  

“This is just the beginning, as we have a number of ambitious projects under implementation that will further restate Omantel’s position among the leaders of the wholesale industry.” Wida Schmidt, CEO of Carrier Community, said this year’s Middle East GCCM has been another huge success.  

“We believe that the success of our industry will be boosted by partnerships and collaboration, and our exclusive meetings offer a neutral and relaxed setting that facilitates new business. Omantel has been making strategic partnerships that have transformed Oman from a hub for the Middle East into a global hub, so it was great to showcase this at the event.”  
 

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