Oman’s first and leading telecom company, Oman Telecommunications Company (Omantel) has partnered with Chinese multinational technology firm Huawei in order to establish a regional ICT training center for supporting talent development in the Sultanate.
The Huawei Regional ICT Training Center intends to promote new technologies and contribute to Oman’s Vision 2040, which includes a major component of establishing a knowledge-based economy.
According to the company statement, “The Huawei Training Center will be located at the Omantel headquarters in Muscat where other tech facilities, including the Omantel 5G Exhibition hall, Huawei HQ online exhibition hall, and the Huawei ICT Academy in Oman are also housed.” The new training center will also partner with the Duqm 5G Exhibition Hall and the Centre for Research and Innovation.
His Excellency Eng. Saeed bin Hamoud al Maawali, Minister of Transport, Communications and Information Technology (MTCIT) said, “Partnerships between the public and private sectors are one of the key elements towards achieving our national digital transformation plans. The collaboration between Omantel and a global leading technology company such as Huawei will strengthen our future generation’s skills in the ICT field, build the ICT ecosystem and in turn, boost our nation’s digital economy.”
“Omantel, as an ICT leader, has been playing a vital role in Oman’s digital transformation. Oman Vision 2040 has set digitization objectives with which Omantel has aligned its multifaceted strategic growth and investment. Omantel sees itself as an important enabler of change and a platform for knowledge, which will give the young generation the power and expertise to propel Oman towards sustainable, holistic growth. This center will be a milestone in Oman and Omantel’s ICT goals.”
Mr. Robin Chen, CEO of Oman Huawei, has stated that the ICT training center demonstrates Huawei’s commitment to build and nurture local ICT talents in Oman for a fully connected intelligent society.
“The ICT training center will provide training services not only to our local enterprise customers but also to our partners, customers, and staff in the Middle East region, offering them the opportunity to learn, and experience the latest advanced technologies, such as 5G, AI, IP, and IT as part of our support for their digital transformation journeys as well,” added Mr. Chen.