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Omantel supports Oman’s digital reality through education

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MUSCAT: As part of its digital inclusion strategy in the Sultanate, Omantel has developed a unique programme for the education sector that allows access to e-education at school and on the go, enabling a truly digital lifestyle. Omantel has remained Oman’s provider of choice for the telecommunications services for over 30 years. A large part of this success can be attributed to the company’s initiative to grow the digital eco-system in the Sultanate by harnessing technology that contributes to local economic development.


The company has achieved this by partnering with local Omani companies across various sectors — to provide a reliable, cost effective, and sustainable option for customers and the community at large.


In 2014, Omantel’s Board of Directors approved the company’s new corporate strategy — Omantel 3.0, which is based on four pillars — digital inclusion, exceeding customer expectations, innovation in offerings and agile business management.


The framework identifies the main areas in which a business can make a difference for the good of Omanis and residents of the country, environment and the country as a whole by: Enabling digital access, developing Omantel employees and running the business.


Under the wider sustainability strategy framework, the company aims to find new ways of adding value to stakeholders that can generate positive returns to the country and its


people, as well as be beneficial for business.


The right application of Information and communications technology (ICT) is a proven enabler of economic growth and social development.


It can provide access to new markets and crucial business information, revolutionise production and services provision, and generate access to services such as banking or healthcare in remote rural areas. In a nutshell digitisation is a cornerstone to sustainable development.


Part of the vision for digital inclusion is Omantel’s EaaS (Education as a Service) that was developed to complement the Ministry of Education’s digitisation efforts and bring world-class e-education to Oman’s students anywhere and at any time.


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