TRA grants new license to Oman Data Park to provide VoIP services

By Shilpa Annie Joseph, Official Reporter
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Oman’s Telecommunications Regulatory Authority (TRA) has granted a new license to Oman Data Park (ODP) in order to provide voice or video telecommunication services over Internet protocol (VoIP).

This new move contributes to expanding the base of services provided via Internet Protocol in the Sultanate of Oman.

According to the reports, the issuance of the license is based on the Telecommunications Regulatory Law which is in force in the Sultanate of Oman, and its executive regulations, issued by the Ministerial decision No 144/2008.

Commenting on this subject, Eng. Maqbool al Wahaibi, CEO of Oman Data Park, said that, “Our obtaining of this license confirms our company’s readiness to provide this type of advanced services at a time when the Sultanate of Oman is keen to keep abreast of the latest developments to take advantage of all the latest and useful in Internet protocol technologies.”

Under this approval, ODP will work to contribute to enhance the benefit of users of the telecommunications sector in the Sultanate of Oman from the technology of voice transmission, sending and receiving phone calls over the Internet Protocol (VoIP) instead of transmitting it via the landline telephone network.

“The technology of transmitting voice and receiving calls over Internet Protocol (VoIP) has many advantages such as the feature of transferring calls to smartphones or computers, in addition, to dial international calls and a lot of professional communication via the Internet such as video chats, chatting and sharing files that become more flexible when using such technology, while ensuring the privacy and confidentiality of user data,” according to the statement.

“This government approval of our provision of voice or video communication service over Internet Protocol reinforces our conviction that cloud services for telephony are capable to open a new horizon for communication and enabling people to work from anywhere via IP telephony for voice calls, Web conferencing, video, voicemail, mobility, desktop sharing, instant messaging, presence, and more,” Eng. al Wahaibi added.

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