Omantel, Huawei ink pact for smart city solutions for Al Mouj Muscat

Business Reporter –
Muscat, march 3 –
Omantel has signed an agreement with Huawei, the leading multinational ICT and telecommunications equipment and services company, to provide ‘smart city’ solutions to Al Mouj Muscat, the first Integrated Tourism Complex (ITC) in the Sultanate. The agreement was inked on the sidelines of the Mobile World Congress (MWC) in Barcelona.
As part of a complete smart services roadmap, the opening phase commences with state-of-the-art security solutions. This includes fully fledged advanced analytics and integrated camera capabilities connected via a unified control system and a smart software platform with complex algorithms to enable a wide range of threat and pattern triggers and detection alerts, such as licence plates and facial features. Future phases include smart energy and utility management along with community portal informatics and smart parking to list a few services.
Shaikh Talal al Mamari, Omantel CEO said: “We are delighted to partner with Huawei Enterprise to roll our smart solutions in Al Mouj Muscat, Oman’s lifestyle destination. Omantel is committed to delivering a more enriching lifestyle for the public through smart solutions, and we will continue to partner with like-minded entities to further this vision in new locations across the Sultanate. With Omantel ICT, we are focused on enhancing digital experiences by deploying state of the art big data analytics platforms, Internet-of-Things enabled solutions and pervasive software and hardware IT platforms to provide the best value for our customers and the public.”
Leo Hong, Huawei Oman CEO, said: “Technology is revolutionising the way we live and operate — whether at the workplace or at home. We are excited to partner with the leading telecom operator in the Sultanate to provide smart technology and solutions that will simplify life and offer people a greater amount of safety and security. Our strategic alliance with Omantel will help communities in the Sultanate develop into efficient urban living spaces with all the modern amenities and conveniences, powered by cutting-edge smart solutions.”
Nasser bin Masoud al Sheibani, CEO of Al Mouj Muscat said: “As Oman’s leading lifestyle destination and the first Integrated Tourism Complex, we are constantly looking for new ways to enhance the lifestyle of our residents and visitors. Technology plays a very important role in driving this vision forward — and we are delighted to have the support of Omantel and Huawei as they launch their industry-leading smart solutions that will enrich the experience of the people and enhance the security of the community.”