Oman’s telecommunications services provider Omantel, and Huawei, the global provider of information and communications technology (ICT) infrastructure and smart devices, have collaborated to establish a regional ICT training center to support talent development in the Sultanate.
According to a joint press release, the Huawei Regional ICT Training Center aims to advance new technologies further and support achieving Oman’s Vision 2040, where building a knowledge-based economy is a key pillar.
The Huawei Training Centre will be located at the Omantel 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 Huawei ICT Training Centre will also collaborate with entities such as the Centre for Research and Innovation and the Duqm 5G exhibition hall, said the release.
Eng 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 global leading technology company such as Huawei will strengthen our future generation’s skills in the ICT field, build the ICT ecosystem and in turn, boost our nation’s digital economy.”
Robin Chen, Oman Huawei CEO, said: “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 as well.”