SIGFOX and Omantel,the Sultanate of Omans leading provider of integrated telecommunication services, have announced plans to deploy SIGFOXs IoT network in the Sultanate.
As a SIGFOX Network Operator, Omantel will work closely with SIGFOXs global IoT ecosystem, including manufacturers of components and objects, to offer a wide variety of connected solutions for smart applications, energy efficiency, agriculture, security and other uses. The companies expect to offer network coverage to 85 percent of Omans population within 18 months.
Omantel is implementing the Omantel 3.0 transformation strategy, which includes adopting proven new technologies and expanding services, in line with the companys plans to lead digitization in the Sultanate.
As innovators and early adopters of proven new technologies, it is vital that Omantel partners with like-minded companies to deliver the potential of the Omantel 3.0 transformation strategy, said Samy Ahmed Al Ghassany, chief operating officer at Omantel. SIGFOX offers a pioneering IoT solution that will complement our comprehensive telecommunication services. This agreement strongly supports our commitment to innovate by enhancing infrastructure and using new technologies that increase our network coverage and capabilities.
This is an exciting partnership for SIGFOX since Omantel is a highly innovative telecom provider that is committed to offering its business and residential customers a broad suite of services, including SIGFOX global IoT connectivity, saidThierry Siminger,president of SIGFOX Middle East and Africa (MEA).This deployment in the Sultanate of Oman also is a major milestone in SIGFOXs expansion in the MEA region.