Omantel ranks among top three wholesale operators in the world

(MENAFN- Muscat Daily) Omantel, the leading telecom operator in Oman has been recently selected as one of the top three wholesale operators in the world from a host Mobile Virtual Network Operators (MVNO) perspective.

This prestigious selection was announced during the annual MVNO World Congress which was held in Berlin, Germany. Omantel had a strong presence in this global event through its effective participation. Eng Yasser Redha al Lawati, C/T senior manager national account and interconnection in the Wholesale Business Unit participated as a panelist and speaker. Lawati was part of a major panel discussion on ‘How to Make it Easier for the MVNO' in which he shared Omantel's views on how to support MVNOs and help them to sustain and flourish.

Yasser was also the only speaker from the Middle East and delivered Omantel presented its partnership with MVNOs (Mobile Resellers), which is proved to be a reference of success for the whole region. ''I am really honoured having represented Omantel in the MVNO World Congress. It was indeed a great opportunity to share our rich experience on a global forum being the first operator in the Middle East to launch MVNOs back in 2009.

The event provides a great chance to meet other business leaders and understand the developments of this important area of wholesale telecom business,'' Lawati said. He added, ''We are proud that Omantel has been selected as one of the top three wholesale operators in the world along with global giants such as Sprint and Orange. It is indeed a global recognition of our successful strategy in partnering with MVNOs and developing this business stream together. We take this opportunity to thank our MVNOs partners who played a major role in achieving this important milestone.''

On the other hand, Caroline Broderick, the research director at Informa Telecoms and Media, said, ''One of our priorities was to ensure that Omantel is taking part in the event. This is because Omantel is the pioneer host MVNO in the Middle East and has a very interesting success story to share. ''We knew that the world would be eager to hear from a regional wholesale leader such as Omantel. We look forward to continue to work together in the upcoming events and present the journey on MVNO industry and how Omantel along with its partners made it a huge success.

The next collaboration with Omantel will be during MVNO Middle East event as part of the Middle East Telecom Summit on September 22 and 23 this year in Dubai.'' MVNOs refer to telecom service providers who do not own their own full-fledged telecom network. They have different forms depending on their licence, business direction and technical setup.

In Oman, the existing type of MVNOs is known as Mobile Resellers. They are Class II telecom licensees who do not have their own network elements. They buy telecom services on wholesale basis from Class I operators and package the services for retail with their own brand name. They have independent marketing, branding, sales and customer care functionalit

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