Under the agreement, Omantel will provide a comprehensive range of state-of-the-art telecommunication services including the installation of high-speed fibre optic network for voice calls and data at the unique tourism project, which is set to become a valuable addition to the tourism infrastructure in Muscat.
The project, which has an estimated construction budget of RO90mn and draws inspiration from one of the most prominent cultural symbols of Oman – the date palm, located in Al Khair Street, Seeb, Ma’abela South. Palm Mall will include the largest amusement park ever seen in Oman, a number of early learning and entertainment centres for different age groups, Snow Village, VOX Cinema with 12 4DX screens, signature stores, 4-star Hotel and hotel apartments and a first-of-its-kind aquarium. As per the agreement, Omantel will provide state-of-the-art services and smart solutions for all facilities of the project.
Todd Dick, vice president of the Corporate Business Unit at Omantel, said, “Omantel has invested more than US$1bn in innovative infrastructure and services over the last five years in Oman. We continue to push the boundaries in digital transformation, bringing the latest smart city and ICT services to mega projects across Oman. Our team is focusing on providing consultative tailored services specifically designed to meet the unique requirements of each project, and this is attractive to businesses who want bespoke solutions.
“We are proud to have been chosen by the Al Jarwani Group and Tamani Global Development & Investment to implement one of the most advanced telecom and fibre optic networks in The Palm Mall project. This agreement is a reflection of the confidence our clients have in our services and capabilities, at the same time motivating us to deliver even higher levels of service quality that will go above and beyond client expectations and in line with our 3.0 transformation strategy.”
Mohammed Ghamlouch, senior advisor Special Projects at Omantel, said, ”As part of the agreement, Omantel will design, install and maintain a state-of-the-art fibre-optic high speed voice and data based network directly at the site. Following the installation of the necessary infrastructure, the services Omantel will provide include fixed voice and data services, mobile voice and data services and high speed broadband connectivity, in addition to other solutions designed for smart cities.”
The Palm Mall project covers an area of 260,000 m2, with 200 shopping outlets, 36 restaurants at the food court and 14 other restaurants spread around the mall. The project is a significant addition to the tourism sector in Muscat, a sector which is playing an increasingly important role in Oman’s economic diversification strategy.
As the demand for mobile and fixed broadband services continues to rise across the sultanate, Omantel is investing heavily in network expansion and modernisation. Guided by the Omantel 3.0 transformation strategy, the company continues to innovate, streamline and revolutionise its digital smart home and business services. Positioned as the digital partner of choice, Omantel is enabling the digital society to flourish and grow across all sectors in the sultanate.