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OneWeb, Azyan Telecom collaborate

OneWeb, and the joint venture entity formed between OneWeb and Tonomus, have announced the signing of a distribution partnership agreement with Azyan Telecom – a satellite service provider in the Sultanate of Oman and the Middle East. The partnership will enhance the capabilities of the existing and future national telecom networks in the Sultanate of […]

November 7, 2022

Omantel joins DCO

The Digital Cooperation Organisation (DCO), the intergovernmental organisation established to enable digital prosperity for all, has announced Omantel as the first official observer organisation from the Sultanate of Oman. Omantel, a telecommunications provider in Oman, will bring its unique insight and experience in innovation, startups and telecoms technology to the DCO, in support of DCO’s […]

August 31, 2022

beIN Sports secures World Athletics rights in MENA

beIN Media Group and World Athletics have agreed a new deal for the broadcast of all World Athletics events, including the 2022 and 2023 World Athletics Championships in Oregon and Budapest respectively, across 24 countries in the Middle East and North Africa (MENA) in a 2-year deal. The World Athletics Championships Oregon 2022 gets under […]

March 3, 2022

Virgin Orbit schedules launch from Cornwall

An Omani scientific satellite will be carried and launched from Virgin Orbit’s LauncherOne rocket when it makes its first launch from Cornwall in the UK later this year. The Omani payload, developed by Earth observation specialist Poland-based SatRevolution, will be put into low Earth orbit to collect climate data. The mission is the follow-on to […]

January 28, 2022By Chris Forrester

Omantel chooses Hughes Jupiter’s VSAT

Omantel, Oman’s integrated telecom service provider, has selected Hughes’ Jupiter satellite system to extend its mobile network and provide backhaul connectivity. The Jupiter System is the next-generation Very Small Aperture Terminal (VSAT) platform from Hughes for broadband services over both high-throughput and conventional satellites. In use at more than 12,000 cellular sites across Africa, Asia […]

December 16, 2021By Chris Forrester

Oman to order comms satellite

Oman’s Space Communication Technologies (SCT) has issued a tender invitation for the design, manufacture and launch of a communications satellite, OmanSat-1. The tender invitation states: “The company’s operational plan is based on the procurement of a High Throughput Satellite (HTS) (OmanSat-1) and associated services, providing coverage of the Sultanate’s entire territory, its economic waters, and […]

June 30, 2021By Chris Forrester

Oman’s satellite scheduled confirmed

Oman in the Arabian Gulf wants to see a private-financed satellite launched by 2024. Oman, unlike its near neighbours the UAE, Saudi Arabia and Qatar, does not have its own satellite but does have a space agency, the Oman Space Communications Technology (SCT). The agency invited bids earlier this year for a suitable solution. SpaceBridge, […]

November 17, 2020By Chris Forrester

Oman planning own satellite

The Gulf state of Oman is inviting expressions of interest from satellite builders to construct its first national satellite. The initiative is being spearheaded by Space Communications Technology LLC (SCT), a wholly government-owned entity established with the mandate to develop and implement the Sultanate’s maiden satellite communications project. The brief will include ground infrastructure as […]

June 8, 2020By Chris Forrester