Omantel and Ooredoo – the two mobile operators in Oman were awarded a 15-year license in 2019. However, according to Oman’s Ministry of Transport, Communication and Information Technology, Vodafone – the third operator – will be ready to start operating services by 2021.
“We are delighted to start our strategic partnership with Vodafone, as part of our digital transformation journey in Oman. Undoubtedly, the launch of the Vodafone brand in Oman will be the most significant event in the telecoms market over recent years”, said Fahad Al Busaidi, Managing Director of Itqan Tech Development, which is the leading entity of the 3rd mobile operator consortium – OFT, according to Telecom Review.
Back to January 5, 2020, Oman Tower company OTC and Oman Future Telecommunications Company OFC signed an agreement under which OTC would provide telecommunications towers for Vodafone Oman’s global mobile networks, according to Oman’s News Agency.
Back in 2019, a strategic partnership agreement was signed between the Oman Future Telecommunications OFT and Vodafone Group aiming to establish a third operator in the country. Vodafone Partner Markets Chief Executive Diego Massidda said: “I am delighted to start this strategic partnership with OFT, and I look forward to developing this new network operator and Oman’s digital economy. I am confident that this will build into a strong, lasting relationship that will benefit customers of both companies”, according to a news release published on the Vodafone website in September 5, 2019.
Vodafone’s expertise is crucial for Oman’s telecom sector especially amid the rollout of the 5G network. Vodafone Oman will bring both the best customer experience and career opportunities for young people.