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Omantel and AWS announce strategic partnership to accelerate cloud adoption in Oman

Omantel, the leading provider of integrated telecommunications services in the Sultanate of Oman, has signed a strategic partnership with Amazon Web Services (AWS) at the Mobile World Congress 2024 in Barcelona which concluded last week to create sovereign cloud capabilities for Oman,

The goal of the strategic alliance is to address data residency and security requirements, especially for Government entities and regulated industries in Oman. AWS will collaborate with Omantel to build a Cloud Center of Excellence (CCoE) that will provide training, enablement, and support to help Omani organizations successfully migrate to the Cloud. Additionally, AWS will be a preferred cloud provider for Omantel as it pursues its digital transformation ambitions.

The strategic partnership will empower Omantel to implement sovereign cloud capabilities such as access controls, guardrails and encryption that can help meet Oman's digital sovereignty requirements. Omantel will leverage AWS' comprehensive cloud capabilities to securely store data in the cloud, manage access controls and implement security best practices.

The first outcome of the partnership is the ongoing collaboration to build Omantel's Digital Marketplace and Super App, and in developing Generative AI use cases to deliver enhanced Customer Experience and improved Telecom Operations.

"At Omantel, we are committed to leading Oman's digital transformation journey and empowering organizations to unlock innovation," said Talal Al Mamari, CEO of Omantel. "This partnership with AWS is a step towards achieving digital sovereignty by implementing cloud solutions tailored to Oman's specific requirements. We look forward to leveraging AWS' proven global expertise in Cloud, to deliver the most innovative and secure services for our customers."

"We are excited to expand our partnership with Omantel to enable a sovereign cloud for Oman," said Bernard Najm, Vice President, Telco MEA at AWS. "Our work together will support Omantel's cloud-first approach and equip Omani organizations with advanced cloud technologies and security tools, allowing them to innovate faster, while helping them address data security, privacy, and regulatory requirements."

The establishment of the Cloud Center of Excellence (CCoE) and sovereign cloud capabilities will accelerate Oman’s strategic vision for digital transformation, and enable both public and private sector organizations to innovate faster and serve customers more effectively using cloud enabled services.

Source: Press Release

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