Oman Technology Infrastructure Company celebrates the launch of the “Helios” towers

Muscat: The Oman Technology Infrastructure Company (SAOC) celebrated today at the W Hotel Muscat, the launch of Helios Towers (HT), under the patronage of His Excellency Eng. Saeed bin Hamoud Al Ma’awali, Minister of Transport, Communications and Information Technology.

At the beginning of the ceremony, Tom Greenwood, CEO of Helios Abraaj Group, delivered a speech in which he expressed his happiness at the entry of Helios Abraaj into the Omani market, which is its first market in the Middle East.

He said: The company’s work is focused on working in the field of infrastructure for communication towers and relies in its services on national cadres, as the company seeks to build and develop local talents and competencies.

Mahmoud bin Salem Al Khatri, Projects Manager at Oman Technology Infrastructure Company SAOC, said: The company aims to enable customers to benefit from infrastructure solutions to improve the range and quality of network coverage and to rapidly deploy future technologies through infrastructure sharing. It is represented by more than 2,519 telecom towers distributed throughout the Sultanate, by providing effective solutions that contribute to achieving operational efficiency, reducing capital expenditures, and increasing the level of coverage faster.

He stressed that the company’s main objectives revolve around strategic pillars, namely: providing suitable solutions for telecommunications service providers by strengthening the infrastructure to accelerate the spread of modern technologies such as: the fifth generation (5G) and the Internet of Things, ensuring environmental sustainability, contributing to community development, and promoting renewable energies. In addition to developing Omani human resources working in the sector and enabling them to compete internationally.

It is worth noting that the launch of Helios Towers will allow mobile network operators to work efficiently, enhance coverage, and improve network access in various governorates of the Sultanate of Oman. Helios Towers (HT), which was established in 2009 – a leading telecommunications company in the field of communications infrastructure – is one of the most widespread towers in all parts of Africa, and it is expected that the number of its towers will increase from more than 8,500 towers currently to approximately 15,000 towers in the coming period.

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