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Omantel, Huawei to set up ICT training centre

19 Jun 2021

Omantel and Huawei have collaborated to establish a regional ICT training centre to support talent development in the sultanate. The Huawei Regional ICT Training Centre aims to advance new technologies further and support achieving the country’s Oman Vision 2040, of which building a knowledge-based economy is a key pillar.

The Huawei Regional ICT Training Centre will be located in Omantel’s headquarters in Muscat where other tech facilities, including the Omantel 5G Exhibition Hall, Huawei HQ Online Exhibition Hall, and the Huawei ICT Academy in Oman are also housed. The centre will also collaborate with entities such as the Centre for Research and Innovation and the Duqm 5G Exhibition Hall. 

On the occasion, H E Saeed bin Hamoud al Maawali, Minister of Transport, Communications and Information Technology, said, “Partnerships between the public and private sectors are one of the key elements towards achieving our national digital transformation plans. The collaboration between Omantel and a leading global technology company such as Huawei will strengthen our future generation’s skills in the field of ICT, build the ICT ecosystem and in turn, boost our nation’s digital economy.”

On his part, Talal bin Said al Mamari, CEO of Omantel, said, “We are pleased to partner with Huawei on establishing this centre as we both aim to upskill the youth of Oman and provide them with the necessary tools to participate in the country’s development journey. We look forward to further strengthening our long-standing partnership with Huawei to develop Oman’s ICT talent and support them in realising their full potential.” 

He added, “Omantel, as an ICT leader, has been playing a vital role in Oman’s digital transformation. Oman Vision 2040 has set digitisation objectives with which Omantel has aligned its multifaceted strategic growth and investment. Omantel sees itself as an important enabler of change and a platform for knowledge, which will give the young generation the power and expertise to propel Oman towards sustainable and holistic growth. This centre will be a milestone in Oman and Omantel’s ICT goals.”

According to Robin Chen, CEO of Oman Huawei, the training centre demonstrates Huawei’s commitment to build and nurture local ICT talents in Oman for a ‘fully connected intelligent society’. 

“We are proud to establish the training centre at Omantel’s headquarters, where we look forward to bringing our global expertise to build an ICT and talent pool ecosystem and contribute to the realisation of digital transformation ambitions of Oman Vision 2040.” 

Chen added, “The ICT training centre will provide training services not only to our local enterprise customers but also to our partners, customers and staff in the Middle East region, offering them the opportunity to learn and experience the latest advanced technologies, such as 5G, AI, IP and IT as part of our support for their digital transformation journeys.”


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