du, Omantel partner for IPTV
October 22, 2015
By Colin Mann
In a regional first, two independent telecom operators are collaborating to bridge their needs gap by bringing du’s IPTV platform to Oman; thereby reducing Omantel’s time-to-market and costs and expanding du investment and reach.
du, the fastest-growing telecom service provider in the Middle East has signed a partnership agreement with Omantel, Oman’s largest telecom operator, for its IPTV service platform. The partnership agreement provides an opportunity for du to expand the regional reach of its IPTV platform.
Osman Sultan, Chief Executive Officer, du, said the partnership marked a significant step for it as it continued in its “steadfast” growth throughout the region. “We are now a regional ICT player, having diversified from pure telecommunications, and we’re expanding our offerings for regional incumbents.”
Talal Said Marhoon Al Mamari, Chief Executive Officer, Omantel, said the partnership would enable it to offer its customers state-of-the-art IPTV service. “As the owner of Oman’s largest IP network, we believe IPTV provides a unique opportunity to offer our customers unmatched broadcast quality for on-demand entertainment services.”
The pair say the new partnership is demonstrative of the collaboration potential between regional operators that can reduce costs, and create a new order where operators do not have to build infrastructure from scratch, but can rely on partners to launch new services and sharing best practices andofferings.