Nawras to upgrade VSat services across Oman
Herndon, March 12, 2014
Nawras is set to launch upgraded VSat services across Oman with the iDirect Evolution Platform, which will help the operator to deliver services such as enterprise connectivity, Scada and mobility.
IDirect is a leader in satellite-based IP communications technology, said a statement.
The oil and gas market in the Sultanate is among the emerging markets in the Sultanate which stands to benefit from this extension of services, it said.
As a major industry in Oman, oil and gas typically operates across remote locations throughout the country. Nawars will be able to deliver reliable communications between remote locations through the iDirect platform.
Evolution will also help Nawras in enhancing its fast-growing cellular backhaul business, allowing for higher network efficiency, lowering bandwidth utilisation and cost.
Wolfgang Wemhoff, CTO of Nawras, said: "Our upgrade to Evolution will allow us to leverage the latest advancements iDirect has to offer for the benefit of our cellular backhaul customers, as well as to customers across various other Omani market segments. We believe timing for this upgrade is optimal, given the growing VSat opportunities across such segments as oil and gas, enterprise, mobility and Scada."
Majdi Atout, regional vice president MEA for iDirect, said: "Nawras is a pioneer in the Oman communications market and the first in this region to provide GSM backhauling services. Now as the next big opportunities around VSat emerges across the region, the Evolution platform will help open the door to new markets and to increase revenue opportunities for Nawras." - TradeArabia News Service