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Omran, Oman’s leading project developer announces partnership with Smart City Summit 2017

Omran, the master developer of major tourism, heritage and urban developments in Oman has joined the Smart City Summit as a strategic partner, taking place from the 28-29 March 2017 at the Oman Convention & Exhibition Centre. Demonstrating it’s role in creating authentic and memorable lifestyle destinations that are specifically designed to support the Sultanate’s [...]

By |February 13th, 2017|Press Releases|0 Comments

Oman to host first smart city conference & expo on 28 – 29 March 2017

With the support and cooperation of the Smart Cities Council and Information Technology Authority- ITA , the Sultanate of Oman will host the first conference and exhibition dedicated to discussing the economic value and benefits for citizens when implementing smart cities projects in the country. Taking place at Oman Convention Center, which is part of [...]

By |December 6th, 2016|Press Releases|0 Comments

Virtual reality training to help medics save lives in Oman

Muscat: Training in virtual reality may save lives as medical students can train with virtual bodies and educate themselves with the different components of the human anatomy. Virtual reality (VR) will become the future of education, training and experimentation in the Sultanate as the SAS Virtual Reality Centre at the Information Technology Authority (ITA) aims [...]

By |November 27th, 2016|Industry News|0 Comments

Business Omantel joins hands with Indian ICT firm for digital innovation

Muscat: Majority state-owned Oman Telecommunications Company (Omantel) has signed a memorandum of understanding (MoU) with HCL Infosystems, India’s premier ICT (information and communications technology) services and solutions company to deliver Internet of Things (IOT), Machine to Machine (M2M) services, enhance automation, accelerate efforts to optimise network capabilities and roll-out large-scale ICT services and solutions across [...]

By |November 27th, 2016|Industry News|0 Comments

'Upgrade' programme to help transform student projects in Oman

Muscat: An innovative student development programme aimed at transforming promising undergraduate projects into small and medium enterprises (SMEs) has been launched by The Research Council (TRC). Named Upgrade, the programme will nurture students with outstanding projects in the field of ICT and will eventually help convert these into fully operational SMEs. TRC, Omantel, Information Technology [...]

By |November 7th, 2016|Industry News|0 Comments

Oman climbs 3 notches in World Bank’s Doing Business ranking

Muscat - Oman climbed by three notches to rank 66th globally in the World Bank’s 2017 Doing Business Report which was released on Tuesday. Oman’s rank was 69th in the previous year report. The sultanate came at third place among Arab countries in the World Bank’s Doing Business ranking this year, according to a press [...]

By |November 7th, 2016|Industry News|0 Comments

OIF LAUNCHES $200MN TECHNOLOGY FUND

Muscat - Government-owned Oman Investment Fund (OIF) has launched a US$200mn Oman Technology Fund (OTF) to invest in startup technology companies around the region and the world. Officials said the fund is expected to attract technology companies to Oman and help build the country as a tech hub. It is part of the government’s economic [...]

By |October 26th, 2016|Industry News|0 Comments

Programme to aid ICT students convert graduation projects to successful start-ups

Muscat - An agreement to launch a new programme that will help convert graduation projects of Information and Communications Technology (ICT) students into successful start-ups was signed recently. The programme titled, ‘Upgrade’ is a multi-partner initiative bringing together research, industry and government organisations. The agreement was signed by The Research Council (TRC), Oman Telecommunications Company [...]

By |September 27th, 2016|Industry News|0 Comments

62 Projects competing in HM Award for eGovernment

The Information Technology Authority (ITA) concluded the registration phase in the fifth edition of the Sultan Qaboos Award for Excellence in eGovernment Services. The number of registered projects is 62 projects from 38 government and private entities and SMEs. This year, the award contains 11 categories distributed for government, private and SMEs sectors. The government [...]

By |September 4th, 2016|Industry News|0 Comments

Omantel signs pact to provide ICT solutions to MoHC

Muscat - Omantel has joined hands with the Ministry of Heritage and Culture (MoHC) to completely revamp its existing communications infrastructure, enhancing operations and efficiency at the ministry with an integrated suite of Information Communication Technology (ICT) solutions. An agreement was formalised at a signing ceremony attended by Hassan bin Mohammed bin Ali al Lawati, [...]

By |August 23rd, 2016|Industry News|0 Comments