Omani operator Omantel is deploying Sigfox’s IoT network across the Sultanate.
As a Sigfox Network Operator, Omantel will work closely with Sigfox’s global IoT ecosystem 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% of Oman’s 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 company’s plans to lead digitisation in the Sultanate.
Samy Ahmed Al Ghassany, chief operating officer at Omantel, said: “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” said Thierry Siminger, president of Sigfox Middle East and Africa (MEA). “This deployment in the Sultanate of Oman also is a major milestone in Sigfox’s expansion in the MEA region”.
This new deployment in Oman marks the addition of the 17th country signed and the first Sigfox network rollout in the Middle East.