Omantel ranked among best wholesale telecommunications operators

Omantel has been named among the world's top wholesale operators at the 2016 Mobile Virtual Network Operators (MVNO) World Congress last month.Omantel ranked second in the category of Best Wholesale Operator, behind UK provider EE (part of British Telecom Group). This recognition is the most recent addition to a number of awards and accolades received by Omantel. Read More »

Oman Air joins College of Banking and Financial Studies' effort to spur youth enterprise

Oman Air, known for its cultural stewardship, recently accepted an invitation from Muscat-based College of Banking and Financial Studies (CBFS) to jointly develop entrepreneurship among young Omanis as a gesture of support for aspiring businesses. The airline agreed to act as a strategic partner during the school’s recent Youth Entrepreneurship Competition. Read More »

Omantel becomes the first GCC telecommunication provider to lay submarine cable system in Europe

Adding more diversity and capacity to the communication traffic on the route between Asia and Europe, Omantel successfully laid the Asia Africa Europe-1 submarine cable system in Marseille, France. With the deployment of this project, which took a year and a half to complete, Omantel becomes the first GCC telecommunication provider to lay a submarine cable system in mainland Europe. Read More »

Omantel lauds Marseille aid in colossal cable project

Oman Telecommunications Co. SAOG — known as Omantel — announced recently in Muscat the completed submerging of its 25,000-km cable system in Marseille, France, successfully connecting Hong Kong to Singapore, Africa and Europe, all via Oman. With the project’s “landing,” the top telecom provider for the sultanate has created a significant shortcut between Europe and the Far Eastern nations. Read More »

Oman convention center, bureau to open in August

Oman’s Tourism Ministry and the Oman Convention and Exhibition Centre (OCEC) of Muscat announced the planned openings in August of a new center and a convention bureau. "Oman is quickly gaining a reputation as one of the world's most exciting meeting, convention and exhibition destinations with the catalyst being ... the OCEC,” Ministry of Tourism Undersecretary Maitha Al Mahrouqi said. Read More »

OIFC, Ooredoo sign debt recovery deal in Oman

Oman Investment and Finance Co. (OIFC) and Ooredoo recently agreed to collaborate in debt collection services, building on a previous contract and the convenience afforded by OIFC branches and bill payment machines throughout Oman. By combining their resources, the two companies can increase convenience for customers who now will be able to pay bills at any of OIFC’s 45 branches.. Read More »

SATS, Oman Air sign Muscat airport cargo handling deal

SATS Ltd., Asia’s leading provider of gateway services and food solutions, signed an agreement with Oman Air to handle cargo at Muscat International Airport. The joint venture, Oman SATS Cargo LLC, will begin operations within the second quarter of 2016. It will be the sole cargo handling services provider at the Muscat International Airport’s current cargo facility. Read More »

Oman Air names winners of media awards for travel writing

Winners of the 2016 Oman Air Media Awards were honored during ITB Berlin,the world’s leading travel trade show. The awards recognize exceptional work among the German and Switzerland media pertaining to travel-related writing about Oman Air and the Oman area. "We would like to offer our sincere congratulations to each of the four winners," Oman Air CEO Paul Gregorowitsch said. Read More »