s nation-wide efforts to combat COVID-19 continue to grow, ‘Work from Home’ is gaining momentum with more organizations supporting their employees to work remotely.
Omantel, the Sultanate’s first telecom and ICT service provider, has recently announced the offering of various ICT services that continues to help enterprises and government entities across the Sultanate to remotely collaborate and work efficiently from home during the pandemic. In cooperation with Cisco, Omantel extends “Webex” service free of charge for 3 months, “Teams” Free trial for 6 months along with its partnership with Microsoft as well as a 4 months free trial of IGTIMAATI, an Omani startup with an in country hosted collaboration and conferencing platform. The various solutions are catered to address various needs of various applications and sectors.
All of these offerings along with many others like audio conference, mobile IVR, Contact Center as services (CCaS) were deployed and extended to enable the public and private organizations to work seamlessly from home and build on their operational excellence. The services allow employees to conduct one on one or group virtual meetings, collaborate and share documents, manage their projects streams and chatting with various colleagues among many other unique features.
“We continue to build on our primary role to keep people and businesses connected and lead a total connected community through innovation. As COVID-19 continues to weigh on industries and societies globally, we extend the support to our customers by offering a wide range of ICT products and services in order to encourage more organizations to adopt ‘Work from Home’ principles, improve their operational activities, and expedite the combating of the pandemic while ensuring the safety of their employees.” said Eng. Baha Al Lawati, Vice President of Omantel’s Enterprise Business Unit.
He also added, “We are keen on developing our enterprise offerings and boosting partnership with public and private organizations in a way that drives the digital transformation forward and speeds up efforts toward containing the pandemic.”
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