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Omantel deploys cloud architecture for 5G

By offering customers personalised multi-play digital services, Omantel intends to monetise 5G.

Omantel, the integrated telecom services provider in the sultanate, has signed a multi-year agreement with Optiva to upgrade Optiva Charging Engine to a cloud-native architecture on Omantel’s private cloud.

The upgrade will support new business models for 5G monetisation and introduce Optiva Test Framework to reduce deployment time by up to 70%. As a result, Omantel will gain platform capabilities to deliver new customer-centric services and expand its customer base across consumer, fixed, broadband and enterprise market segments, supported by Optiva’s platform.

Commenting on the agreement, Samy Ghassany, COO of Omantel, said: “With Optiva as our partner, we feel confident to execute our digital transformation strategy and play our role in the Oman 2040 vision. Optiva’s cloud-native technology leadership and automation framework will allow us to launch services faster as we embark on the next phase of our growth with 5G and new digital services.”

John Giere, President and CEO of Optiva, added: “We are proud to support Omantel with our end-to-end offering, including our charging and payment platform and a full suite of maintenance and managed services. Our collaboration allows Omantel to harness the transformational power of innovation and grow its mission-critical capabilities both commercially and operationally. Omantel’s commitment to technology adoption is exemplary, and Optiva is proud to play a strategic partner role supporting Omantel in its digital transformation journey.”