Muscat: Omantel, the Sultanate’s largest integrated technology service provider, has signed a Memorandum of Understanding with Dell Technologies to further enhance its service offerings for the education sector and develop a platform to accelerate the modernisation of Oman’s education ecosystem.
The MoU signing ceremony occurred at the Dell Technologies stand during the 39th annual Gitex Technology Week and was signed by Baha Al Lawati, Acting VP of Enterprise Business Unit at Omantel and Mohammed Amin, Senior Vice President, Middle East, Russia, Africa &Turkey at Dell Technologies.
As part of the agreement, both parties will implement a smart education delivery platform for their customers. This fully managed Dell Technologies solution will deliver apps and virtual desktops to student-owned devices. It will facilitate a seamless experience for students without the need for additional infrastructure, helping to keep costs low whilst maximising the student’s productivity and efficiency. Furthermore, Dell Technologies will provide Omantel with solutions for both end-user computing and networking to improve and facilitate an efficient workflow environment.
Omantel’s education platform supported by Dell Technologies will enable students and teachers to access the latest technological tools to enhance and accelerate their learning and teaching capabilities respectively.
Baha Al Lawati, Acting VP of Enterprise Business Unit at Omantel, said, “Our aspiration in relation to the educational sector in Oman is to build a totally enabled and connected ecosystem through ICT innovations. We have had several successes in the educational sector within the country, and we will continue to further augment this with a strategic partnership with Dell Technologies - a pioneer in the digital transformation arena. The offered solution will not only meet our highest requirements of continuing to provide quality service to our customers and their various stakeholders but also assist in developing an exceptional education system as outlined in the Oman 2040 Vision. This strategic alliance along with our wide reach of ICT solutions and services will help cement our position of being a national company that is determined to enrich the human capital within the county to achieve economic prosperity and high standards of living.”
Mohammed Amin, senior vice president, Middle East, Russia, Africa and Turkey at Dell Technologies, commented, “At Dell Technologies, our aim is to help organisations build their digital future and transform their infrastructure. We are well-positioned with end-to-end solutions to enable Omantel to modernise its IT, which in turn allows them to introduce advanced e-service offerings. We commend Omantel for their vision to use technology to transform the country’s education sector and are excited to partner with them in their digital transformation journey.”