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Vodafone commercial launch planned for second half of 2020

Vodafone commercial launch planned for second half of 2020

The improvement of the new network beneath the Vodafone brand in Oman will commence right away with commercial launch planned for the second half of 2020, the British telecom organization stated.

The agreement was signed by Fahad al Busaidi, managing director of Itqan Tech Development, on behalf of OFT, and Diego Massidda, CEO, Vodafone Partner Markets. Led by Itqan Tech Development, which is the chief entity of the third mobile operator consortium – OFT, the venture contains investment from pension funds, government investment funds and investors from private sector.

The strategic partnership agreement is component of Vodafone’s Partner Markets programme. “Under the non-equity agreement, the companies will work together to roll out a new mobile network and develop a number of new services using the Vodafone brand in Oman to drive the next stage in the development of the country’s telecommunications market,” Vodafone mentioned.

Massidda mentioned, “I am delighted to start this strategic partnership with OFT, and I look forward to developing this new network operator and Oman’s digital economy. I am confident that this will build into a strong, lasting relationship that will benefit customers of both companies.”

Busaidi mentioned, “We are delighted to commence our strategic partnership with Vodafone, as component of our digital transformation journey in Oman. Undoubtedly, the launch of the Vodafone brand in Oman will be the most substantial occasion in the telecom marketplace more than current years.

“The implementation of the company’s unique global technological and marketing expertise in Oman will have a positive impact for consumers, businesses and the economy. I am excited to be working with a global leader in telecommunications, and leveraging their experience and expertise.”

Jacek Passia, regional executive and programme director, Vodafone, mentioned, “We are going to bring the best of Vodafone’s innovation, services and expertise to Oman. We will build Vodafone Oman to provide the best possible customer experience. The launch of Vodafone Oman will be delivered by a joint team of Vodafone and local Omani personnel, as upskilling of the Omani workforce is a key focus of our partnership.”

Information Source: Muscat Daily

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