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Azyan Telecom signs deal with Kymeta to bring u8 Terminals to Oman

The deal will expand telecom capabilities in the country, including low-latency communications in areas held back by frequent hurricanes and challenging terrain.
Ahmed Saber, COO of Azyan Telecom and Thomas Thorne, regional vice president, Europe & Middle East, Kymeta

Kymeta, a flat panel satellite antenna company, has announced that telecom service provider Azyan Telecom signed a significant order for its Hawk u8 terminals connected by OneWeb, bringing Kymeta and OneWeb’s one-of-a-kind LEO offering to Oman for the first time. The deal will enable the expansion of national telecom capabilities in the region, expediting efforts to implement high-speed, low-latency communications capabilities across the Sultanate.

Enabled by a software-first approach, Kymeta’s electronically steered flat panel Hawk u8 will help deliver mobile broadband connectivity across sectors in Oman connected via OneWeb’s LEO satellite constellation, including in areas where challenging terrain and frequent hurricanes often hinder high-speed connectivity offerings. The deal follows closely on the heels of Kymeta’s announcement that the Hawk u8 is now commercially available worldwide.

Walter Berger, President and Co-CEO, Kymeta, said: “As the access to mobile broadband becomes increasingly imperative for progress across every major industry, Kymeta has doubled down on our commitment to deliver truly mobile connectivity to customers around the world. We are invigorated by the opportunity to deliver our solutions to the Sultanate of Oman alongside Azyan Telecom, which we see as an emblematic step forward as we continue to expand our partnerships in the region.”

Ahmed Saber, Chief Operation Officer, Azyan Telecom, added: “Today marks an exciting milestone, both for the growth of Oman’s LEO market and our efforts to enhance high-speed satellite connectivity for companies and communities across the region. Our deal with Kymeta will allow us to deliver on the widespread demand for reliable connectivity, in line with Oman’s digital transformation strategy. We are thrilled at the opportunity to expand upon our offerings in support of industries across Oman and grateful for the continued support of the Telecommunication Regulatory Authority.”

With the Hawk u8 LEO terminal, Kymeta customers can access OneWeb’s high-speed, low-latency broadband connectivity services while on the move or stationary as these services continues to be rolled out across the world.

The terminals will be available for delivery to the Omani market in Q1, 2024.