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OAMC, Omantel to link all airports

MUSCAT, February 24, 2016

Oman Airports Management Company (OAMC), in collaboration with telecom services provider Omantel, will link all airports in Oman through fixed telecommunications solutions, said a report.

The first phase of the project will connect Muscat International Airport with Salalah Airport through a fibre-optic network with speeds of up to 155 mb. Phase two will link additional airports such as Sohar and Duqm Airports, the Oman Observer reported.

Upon completion, the project will allow for advanced fixed telecommunication capabilities and connectivity for all airports throughout the country and will provide greater efficiency and convenience for airport staff, sub-contractors and passengers.

Todd Deck, vice president corporate business unit at Omantel said: “Omantel has been a proud partner of OAMC for many years and we are pleased to once again work in collaboration to ensure that all airports in Oman are equipped with the highest quality fixed telecommunications solutions. The fact that Omantel is the chosen partner for critical entities such as OAMC is a true reflection of the confidence and trust placed in the company by the market.”

As per the agreement, Omantel will be providing OAMC with the latest and most advanced fixed telecommunication services in addition to ensuring 24 hour-a-day network monitoring and direct and round-the-clock technical support by a dedicated team of network specialist, the report said.

The project also entails a total of 13,000 Integrated Services for Digital Network (ISDN) lines to be installed in Muscat International Airport and Salalah Airport, in addition to the provision of Internet leased line service connectivity with a speed of 34 Mbps in both airports.

Dr Moaman Mohammed Abdullah al Busaidy, GM ICT at OAMC said, “At OAMC we are very pleased to join hands with Omantel to enable a fixed communications system that links the airports across the Oman. This project will greatly improve our ability to function cohesively with the other airports across the nation in addition to significantly improving the passenger experience.”

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