Omantel to Deploy Sigfox IoT Network to 85% of Oman Population in 18 months

Omantel to Deploy Sigfox IoT Network to 85% of Oman Population in 18 months Image Credit: Sigfox

Omantel, the leading service provider in Oman has partnered with SIGFOX to deploy Internet-of-Things(IoT) network in the country. The operator expects to offer network coverage to 85 percent of Oman’s population within 18 months.

As a SIGFOX Network Operator, Omantel will work closely with SIGFOX’s 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 deployment is part of Omantel 3.0 transformation strategy, which includes adopting proven new technologies and expanding services, in line with the company’s plans to lead digitization in the Sultanate.

Earlier this month, SIGFOX announced the rollout of its network in New Zealand and Australia, which also added another continent to the company’s global coverage map. This new deployment in Oman marks the addition of the 17th SIGFOX network rollout in the Middle East, which is a huge potential market.

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.

Thierry Siminger, president of SIGFOX Middle East and Africa (MEA)
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. 

Ray is a news editor at The Fast Mode, bringing with him more than 10 years of experience in the wireless industry.

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