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Omantel Business rings in 8 per cent growth.

MUSCAT: Omantel Business, the corporate arm of Oman's leading telecommunications company, has announced strong business growth for the first five months of 2011 as it strengthens its position as the telecoms supplier of choice to the Sultanate's private and public corporate sector.

As part of its continued commitment to introducing new and enhanced services to help business prosper, Omantel Business has also formally announced the introduction of new products to boost the effectiveness and efficiency of the corporate sector.

Already this year, Omantel Business has seen growth of eight per cent in terms of new business customers and companies that have moved back to Omantel from other providers in the Sultanate - reinforcing the quality of service and tailored solutions the company offers the corporate segment in Oman.

Todd Dick became vice-president of Omantel Business six months ago and says he has been delighted with the growth and development of the corporate unit this year - a period that has seen the introduction of a number of new products and enhancement of its market leadership position.

Innovative new products

He says: "The corporate sector is becoming increasingly competitive in Oman and I am delighted with the way that our team at Omantel Business has responded to the challenge of ensuring we deliver even better customer services and innovative new products that can help our customers to meet their business needs and improve operational efficiency.

We are proud that we are first to market with a range of new products to reinforce our partnership with the corporate sector and ultimately help the economic prosperity and well-being of the country.

"Omantel Business uses its highly effective personalised account manager system to build true long standing partnerships with our customers. That means, we deliver focused, tailored and cost-effective solutions to their telecommunications requirements.

Internet package

"The fact that a number of leading Omani companies have returned to Omantel this year after trying other solutions is a firm reinforcement of the continued quality we offer in this sector."

This year has also seen the accolade of Omantel becoming the first telecoms provider in the Middle East to receive to have its Multi-Protocol Label Switching (MPLS) core services certified under internationally recognised ISO 27001 standards providing the highly reliable, consistent and secure service that you would come to expect from Omantel Business services.

Omantel Business has also announced the first fully integrated internet package for companies in the Sultanate at a range of highly competitive prices, higher speeds and wide range of usage bands to meet the demands of every size of business.

It uniquely enables companies to bring together their internet, fixed and mobile broadband services under one package making it far simpler for billing, budgeting and managing costs efficiently.

New pricing packages mean that for small businesses that also have a limited need there are three packages on offer with different download and upload speeds and monthly fees for these services are RO13, RO19 and RO37. Businesses' with more demanding needs can choose from five different packages that offer download speeds of between 2MB and 24MB and upload speeds starting from 512KB to 6MB.

Monthly fees range from RO45 to RO321 and include free unlimited Internet usage, free unlimited landline calls and free 150 minutes of calls from landlines to Oman Mobile customers.

Omantel will also be automatically moving its existing customers on the new plans that reflect their existing usage and requirements - ensuring that both old and new customers benefit.

It has also introduced new special pricing packages for the government educational sector to ensure that schools, colleges and universities are able to offer the widest internet connectivity to students.

Commenting on the new ADSL packages, Huda Al Habsi, senior manager, Product Development at Omantel Business said: "We always aim to be first to market in introducing new innovations and we were delighted to introduce our ADSL services as one integrated package that covers fixed and mobile for our customers.

"In addition the range of prices and higher speeds in these new packages are ideally suited to meet the demands of the full range of our customers from the smallest SME to the largest enterprise."

Omantel Business has also been spearheading the growing availability of Wi-Fi connections in some of Oman's most popular and busiest locations from Muscat International Airport to all of the country's leading coffee chains.

This year already over 75,000 individuals have logged on to the internet using the free Wi-Fi capability at the airport or at a number of popular coffee outlets including Starbucks, Costa Coffee, Second Cup, Mood CafA[c], Al Makan, Darcys and others in Muscat.

Ali Saleh Awadh Al Hadid, general manager, Sales Corporate said: "Omantel Business is pleased to have been instrumental in spreading the Wi-Fi capability of some of Oman's most popular coffee outlets and at Muscat International Airport.

"With over 75,000 people having used the service already this year, it is clear that our partnership is helping to improve the capability of the cafA[c] sector by adding value to their services and encouraging greater access to the Internet for customers."

Omantel continues to be recognised as the choice for leading international and Omani companies who need corporate telecommunications solutions that offer long-term support and high level technical expertise.

Omantel Business has the skills, experience and technology required to deliver tailored solutions to companies of all sizes across the Sultanate using its many years of experience, the largest network footprint in the country and a reputation for the finest customer service.

Major companies from the banking sector, oil and gas industries, large industrial concerns, retail companies and many others have all seen their often complex business operations significantly benefit from their long standing successful partnerships with Omantel.

The services offered to the corporate segment include ADSL, mobile postpaid, leased lines, 3.5G data plans, IP MPLS, Internet Leased Lines, Email & Web Hosting and International Private Leased Circuits.

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Publication:Times of Oman (Muscat, Oman)
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Date:Jun 7, 2011
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