Omantel & Amazon Web Services partner to launch shopping platform

By Shilpa Annie Joseph, Official Reporter
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Oman-based leading integrated telecommunications services provider, Omantel has partnered with Amazon Web Services (AWS) in order to launch a shopping platform, which will be a comprehensive online store for companies and individuals to search, buy and sell goods, services and solutions securely.

The establishment of the electronic marketing platform “Omantel Shopping Platform” reflects Omantel’s efforts to utilize its global capabilities and partnerships to enhance the contribution of the digital economy to the gross domestic product (GDP).

Further, it seeks to enhance the outreach of Omani small and medium enterprises (SMEs) and improve their competitiveness in global markets in line with the objectives of Oman Vision 2040.

Talal Said Al Mamari
Talal Said Al Mamari
CEO – Omantel

“The partnership with Amazon Web Services, which aims to build the Omantel shopping platform, represents an important step towards achieving the goals of the digital transformation journey for enterprises in the Sultanate of Oman, and we are confident that The capabilities and capabilities that Omantel possesses, in addition to its experience, will enable it to provide a successful platform, and will play a pivotal role in enabling companies, including small and medium enterprises, to advance their business and achieve further growth.”

According to the statement, “Omantel will work with Amazon Web Services (AWS) to develop the shopping platform that will run on Amazon Web Services (AWS) system, where the platform will benefit from the services provided by the AWS Marketplace.”

Mr. Bernard Najm, Vice President of Middle East Communications at Amazon Web Services (AWS), said that, “Innovation-focused telecom service providers like Omantel are exploring new ways to add value to their subscribers, and this shopping platform is not meant to help create an innovation ecosystem for enterprises.”

“It will also help Omantel to strengthen the relationship with its consumer and business subscribers, and by operating the Amazon Web Services platform, Omantel will be able to easily expand this market while achieving further growth,” added Mr. Najm.

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