Omantel Wholesale, the world-leader in ultra-low latency networking, is interconnecting the Gulf to Africa (G2A) and Silk Road Gateway – 1 (SRG-1) cable systems to deliver ultra-low latency networking between Asia and Africa. The cable systems connect some of the fastest growing markets in the world with robust and geographically diverse terrestrial and undersea cable infrastructure.
Omantel Wholesale has deployed these cable systems to create new ultra-low latency route options for customers and offer global connectivity in these rapidly developing regions. It is supporting the economic growth of Central Asia and Africa while finding new ways to connect end users around the globe.
SRG-1 connects Oman to Pakistan with onwards connectivity to Afghanistan, China, Iran, Turkmenistan and Tajikistan. G2A connects Oman to Somalia via two redundant landing stations in Puntland (Bosaso) and Somaliland (Berbera). The system provides onward connectivity to Ethiopia and will connect Kenya, Mogadishu and South Africa in later phases.
“We are the only provider in the world that is able to offer rapid access between Asia and Africa via geographically diverse routes. The development and interconnection of G2A and SRG-1 demonstrates our commitment to delivering ultra-low latency networking in unique and challenging markets. We are supporting the growth of trade between China and Africa with new diversity and high performance networks,” said Talal Said AL Mamari , CEO of Omantel.
G2A and SRG-1 add to Omantel Wholesale’s more than 20 undersea cable investments. They support its vision for ultra-low latency networking, leveraging Oman as a natural meeting point for global cable systems. Oman is one of the most connected places on earth with five redundant landing stations and four terrestrial networks connecting it via border crossings.
“Users in high-growth markets in Central Asia and Africa gain access to global connectivity. End users will experience more robust and reliable communications services, accelerating local development and support the growth of their digital economies,” said Sohail Qadir, Vice President, Omantel Wholesale. “We’re excited to be a part of delivering greater connectivity to these regions and changing how they experience mobile, broadband and other communications services. This is a big step forward.”
Omantel Wholesale already provides a unique high-speed link between Singapore and Frankfurt with only 160ms via the Bay of Europe Persian Express Gateway (EPEG) and Bengal Gateway (BBG) cable systems. It is the only operator with two landing stations in two different countries on the Asia Africa Europe – 1 (AAE-1) cable systems (Marseille, France and Muscat, Oman).
Oman Telecommunications Company (Omantel) is the first integrated telecommunications company in the Sultanate of Oman. With a leading edge telecommunications services connecting individuals, enterprises and government across the country through a state-of-the-art network, the company offers unmatched range of innovative products and after-sales service.
Today, Omantel provides the broadest choice, widest coverage and superior quality for broadband services across its fixed and mobile networks, and continues to the rollout of its mobile and fixed networks aiming at providing enhanced customer experience to its customers throughout the Sultanate.
Having a strong international connectivity backed by local quality telecom services have contributed to making Omantel the “Provider of Choice” for Oman’s government institutions and large corporates as the Company offers reliable and trusted communication services that meets the different needs of corporate customers no matter how complex are their needs.
Omantel, which has a very strong brand presence in Oman, has been voted by international independent firms, as the most valuable brand in the Sultanate as well as the best brand in Oman and among the telecom sector in particular. Omantel enjoys also the privilege of being the largest listed company in Muscat Securities Market in terms of market value, as of the end of September 2015.
In-line with its strategy to ensure exceeding customer expectations, Omantel offers the broadest choice, widest coverage and state-of-the-art mobile and fixed broadband services. The company is also investing heavily in expanding its network to meet the needs of the customers and ensure providing them the best customer experience.
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