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Oman Tower Company sings agreement to rollout infra in Port of Duqm

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The agreement will allow OTC to accommodate all service operators with different technologies on its towers in an open access

Oman Tower Company has signed an agreement with the Port of Duqm Company to develop telecom infrastructure within the land allotted by the port, the media reported.

The agreement will allow the Oman Tower Company to accommodate all service operators with different technologies on its towers in an open access, which means, it will save Capex investment, time and enhance the efficiency, Port of Duqm said in a statement.

Port of Duqm also said in its statement that the agreement with Oman Tower Company will further bring a boost to the infrastructure within the Duqm region and makes it a definite investment hub for investors.

Earlier this year, Oman Towers Company and Oman Future Telecommunications Company (Vodafone Oman) signed an agreement to use the infrastructure of the inactive telecommunication towers under the patronage of Eng. Azza bint Sulaiman Al Ismaili, Minister of Technology and Communications.

As per the agreement, the tower company will provide telecom infrastructure to Vodafone Oman’s global mobile networks. The agreement is in line with the company’s  plans to deploy the global mobile network for Oman Future Telecommunications, due to enter the local market during the second half of 2020.

The agreement was signed by Sayyid Hamad bin Ahmed Al Busaidi, OTC Board Chairman and Majid bin Amer Al Kharousi, CEO of Oman Future Telecommunications Company (Vodafone Oman) and in the presence of Sayyid Mohammed bin Sultan Al Busaidi, Minister of State, Governor of Dhofar and Dr Ahmed bin Mohsin Al Ghassani, Head of Dhofar Municipality.

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