OmanTel Thuraya’s service provider in Oman
UAE's Thuraya Satellite Telecommunications Company, a leading regional mobile satellite system, has signed Oman Telecommunications Company (OmanTel) as its service provider in the Sultanate of Oman on Sunday, July 15.
According to the agreement, OmanTel, which became a shareholder in Thuraya in 1998, will have the right to commercially represent Thuraya in the Omani market, by marketing and distributing its handsets, customer connections and SIM cards.
OmanTel’s Chief Executive Abdulla Bin Isa Al-Rawahi noted that Oman has a big geographic area with many scattered and remote communities, as well as national maritime and fishing activities for which the Thuraya system would be an ideal telecommunications solution.
Thuraya is launching its commercial services in 20 countries this week, Chairman Mohammed Omran told Gulf News, marking an “auspicious service launch for the largest telecommunications project in the Middle East.” After commercial launch, 40,000 Thuraya mobile phones will go live, he said.
Having signed about 40 service provider agreements, Thuraya has already soft launched in a few countries including the UAE, the UK, Italy, Sudan, Qatar, France, Romania and Denmark. Once fully rolled out, it will serve 99 countries in an area inhabited by 2.5 billion people. ― (MENA Report)
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