Omantel will join hands with China Mobile International

CMI will establish its third Point of Presence in the Sultanate of Oman through this alliance

By Rahul Vaimal, Associate Editor
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China Mobile International (CMI) is strengthening its collaboration with the Middle East by joining hands with Omantel. With this collaboration, they will be establishing its third Point of Presence (PoP) in the Sultanate of Oman.

The association will also improve the strategic location of Oman and will bring the best of CMI and Omantel together. This will also mean closer ties between the Middle East, Asia, Africa and Europe.

The new PoP will improve Omantel’s vast subsea network and provide latency improvement, prevent single point failure and connect with other CMI PoPs for resilient connectivity in the Middle East. This will support increased global connectivity for multinational businesses. Omantel is the first and only carrier from the GCC (Gulf Cooperation Council) to have landed a submarine cable in Europe. They also have invested in 120 subsea cables across as many locations around the world.

Sohail Qadir,
VP, Wholesale – Omantel

“With the globalization of the telecommunications sector, we are looking at an exciting future of our partnerships and expansion with CMI. Omantel became the preferred choice to help CMI take its strategies forward in part because of the Sultanate of Oman’s geographical location, policies that feel the pulse of a digital future, and an infrastructure network that enables us to reach further. Forming the backbone of this partnership will be Omantel’s robust infrastructure, subsea network, professional facilities management and access to power.”

“In an era of digitization and global cooperation, CMI and Omantel are coming together to provide secured and reliable connectivity for businesses working in GCC countries, Africa, Europe and beyond,” said Andrew Niu, CMI Chief Partnership Officer, “As part of our commitment to the GCC region, CMI will be investing in backhaul to connect our new Oman POP with our PoPs at SmartHub and Datamena and globally to our infrastructure in Djibouti, Singapore and other key hubs. This will bring Oman into a CMI network that covers China and across six continents.”

The partnership reinstates Oman’s reputation as a business-friendly region with economic potential and reflects Omantel as a global player with modern infrastructure and experience in the submarine industry.