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.