Oman ICT Articles & Analysis

Chapter | ICT from The Report: Oman 2019

On both a local and national level, Oman’s ICT sector continues to expand while also preparing for new technologies and the benefits and challenges that they may bring. New innovations in cloud services, e-commerce and e-government have enabled both private and public organisations to cut costs, and strategic thinking by the sultanate’s authorities has also brought rewards for the sector. This...

Following the global oil price drop in 2014, Oman – like the other GCC states – is pushing ahead with its long-term national development plans that seek to diversify the economy.

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With government e-transformation, the growth of cloud services and data centres, e-commerce and almost universal smartphone use, Oman is seizing many of the opportunities provided by the latest developments in ICT. However, there are also new risks, particularly breaches in cybersecurity. Preventing these risks, while ensuring seamless and...

 

On both a local and national level, Oman’s ICT sector continues to expand, while also preparing for new technologies and the benefits and challenges that they may bring. New innovations in cloud services, e-commerce and e-government have enabled both private and public organisations to cut costs, and strategic thinking by the sultanate’s...

Following the global oil price drop in 2014, Oman – like the other GCC states – is pushing ahead with its long-term national development plans that seek to diversify the economy.

 

Developments in Oman’s telecoms sector in 2017 were centred on the announcement of a third mobile network operator (MNO) licence and an increase in royalty rates from January 1, which led to a 35-40% drop in net profits that year for the two existing operators, Omantel and Ooredoo. With market penetration in the mobile sector at close to 150...

 

Operators in Oman’s IT sector have recently made big strides forward, moving beyond infrastructure to develop applications and applied business solutions for increasingly sophisticated customers. The government has made it clear that ICT is a key priority in improving the standing of Omani businesses in the international arena, and in 2017 the...

Chapter | ICT from The Report: Oman 2018

Developments in Oman’s telecoms sector in 2017 were centred on the announcement of a third mobile network operator licence and an increase in royalty rates from January 1, which led to a 35-40% drop in net profits that year for the two existing operators, Omantel and Ooredoo. With market penetration in the mobile sector at close to 150%, the sultanate’s third licence is expected to...