Middle East 2019 GCCM - Oman 25th and 26th November

 Middle East 2019 GCCM

Carrier Community (CC), a global telecom club established in 2008 will hold its 6th annual global carrier community member meeting – Middle East 2019 GCCM – Oman on November 25-26th hosted by Diamond Lead Sponsor Omantel. More than 450+ Club Members representing decision-makers from Tier-1, Tier-2, and Tier-3 companies will gather to meet and network in Muscat, Oman.

Carrier Members representing Voice, Data, SMS, Mobile, VAS, Cable, Satellite, Data Centers and other related sectors will attend. All Middle East 2019 GCCM Member Delegates will have full access to all meeting facilities, executive panel, and knowledge sharing sessions and evening networking receptions. At the Submarine and Digital Cloud executive panel discussions and knowledge sharing discussion sessions, CC invites cloud and subsea cable companies to attend, meet and network while exploring business opportunities and showcasing their latest solutions.

Companies from various segments and telco eco-systems such as Submarine – Application – Content Providers – Cloud – Security – Data Storage – Mobile – Datacenters – Enterprises and other related segments will participate and meet at the Crowne Plaza Muscat on the scenic Gulf of Oman.

ACTIVITIES & FEATURES
REASONS TO ATTEND Middle East 2019 GCCM - Oman
  1. An exclusive wholesale telecom operator and service provider event.
  2. Meet more than 450+ wholesale members representing 200+ regional and international telecom operators and telco ecosystem partners.
  3. Competitive entrée rates for 2 days at EUR 450 per delegate including all areas: online meeting tool, bilateral meetings, technology exhibition, panel sessions, leisure Golf activities (subject to the T&Cs) and evening networking receptions.
  4. Network with peers and eco partners in a private, relaxed and exclusive community environment.
  5. Join knowledge sharing executive panel sessions covering topics such as Submarine Cable, Mobile Industry, 5G, AI, Blockchain, Wholesale Industry, Datacenter, and Role of Women in Telco Industry Today.
AGENDA
Sunday, November 24
10:00 - 19:00
Official Golf Day Registration (Please check The Golf Page for further details)

20:00 - 22:00
Pre-event get together networking reception at the Crowne Plaza Hotel Muscat – Pool Restaurant Lounge
Monday, November 25
08:30 - 10:30
Registration-Morning Coffee Networking Reception
08:30 - 12:30
Members one-to-one meetings
10:30 - 10:35
Welcome Speech by Wida Schmidt, CEO at CC
10:35 - 10:45
Welcome Speech by Talal Al Mamari, CEO at Omantel
10:45 - 11:30
Executive Round-table Panel Discussions Session
Topic: New Business Models and Investment Models to meet cables future digital demand
12:30 - 13:30
Networking Session and Lunch Break
13:30 - 18:00
Members one-to-one meetings
15:30 - 16:15
Key-Note Speeches & Executive Round-table Panel Discussions Session
Topic: Wholesale Industry in the Digital Age. New Business Models around Cloud for Service Providers
18:00 - 18:30
Official First Day Closure
18:30 - 22:00
Networking Gala Dinner Welcome Reception with show at Crowne Plaza Hotel, Hosted by Omantel
22:00 - 23:00
Members’ Networking Gathering at Crowne Plaza Hotel, Pool Restaurant Lounge
Hosted by CC
Tuesday, November 26
09:00 - 10:30
Registration-Morning Coffee Networking Reception
09:00 - 11:00
Members one-to-one meetings
10:30 - 11:15
Key-Note Speeches & Executive Round-table Panel Discussions Session
Topic: Mobile Market in Middle East Region – Key Challenges and Opportunities in the Middle East Mobile Market
11:30 - 12:30
Executive Round-table Panel Discussions Session
Topic: The Role of Women in the Tech Industry Today and Tomorrow
12:30 - 13:30
Networking Session and Lunch Break
17:00 - 17:30
Official GCCM Closure
20:00 - 22:00
Closing Networking Reception at Rumba Latina, Muscat
VENUE
Crowne Plaza Muscat
Qurum Heights, P.O. Box 1455, Muscat | 112 | Oman
+968 24 660660

The dazzling Crowne Plaza® Muscat hotel looks across the turquoise waters of the Gulf of Oman from a lush clifftop in fashionable Qurum Heights. With a panoramic terrace, infinity pool and private beach, the hotel is just a 20-minute drive from Muscat International Airport and steps from Qurum Beach with its café-lined promenade. Oman’s main business and ministerial districts are 10 minutes away.

ACCOMMODATION
Crowne Plaza Muscat
Qurum Heights, P.O. Box 1455, Muscat | 112 | Oman
+968 24 660660

To book your room at Crowne Plaza Muscat please contact:

Cherry Nalog
Group Coordinator
E: [email protected]

M: 00968 90123108
T: 00968 2466 0660 ext. 6006 F: 00968 2457 4462

 

Recommended hotels nearby to book directly:

  • InterContinental Muscat ★★★★★ – visit the hotel website
  • W Muscat ★★★★★ – visit the hotel website
  • Ramee Guestline ★★★★ – visit the hotel website
  • Al Qurum Resort ★★★ – visit the hotel website
SPEAKERS & PANELLISTS
Telecom Event Middle East 2019 GCCM - Speaker
Moderator
Erik van Stokkom
Director at VSC
Biography

Based at Lago di Como in Italy, VSC provides strategic advisory services in M&A, Business Development & Media for the telecommunication industry. Over the last 25 years, Erik developed extensive expertise and deep domain knowledge working at major telecom companies. His international career includes senior & executive level positions. Over the years, Erik has been a regular speaker & moderator at major international telecom conferences.

Telecom Event Middle East 2019 GCCM - Speaker
Welcome Speech
Talal Al Mamari
CEO at OMANTEL
Biography

COMING SOON

Telecom Event Middle East 2019 GCCM - Speaker
Keynote Speaker
Yasser Redha Al Lawati
Senior Manager, National Account at OMANTEL
Biography

Right after graduating from Sultan Qaboos University - Oman in 2005 as a Telecom Engineer with distinction, Yasser joined Oman Mobile (which was merged afterwards with Omantel) as a Radio Network Planning & Optimization Engineer. He spent four years in the technical department and evolved into a Senior Engineer in the network planning area. In 2009, Yasser made a switch to the Wholesale Business Unit. He currently holds the position of Senior Manager National Accounts & Interconnection.   

Yasser is leading a team responsible of managing the accounts of national wholesale customers such as network operators and virtual operators who are leasing network capacity and infrastructure from Omantel. Maintaining the business relation, making sales and engaging into commercial agreements are considered as key activities for the department which Yasser manages.

 

Yasser played an instrumental role in the introduction and evolution of MVNOs in Oman from a host network operator perspective as the MVNOs who partnered with Omantel were the first to launch in the Middle East. He also led and participated in numerous strategic projects which helped to expand the national wholesale business of Omantel by introducing new commercial models and innovative products and services.

 

Yasser has participated as a speaker and panelist in various local, regional and international conferences on behalf of Omantel. He will be presenting an overview of Omantel Wholesale during GCCM 2019.

Telecom Event Middle East 2019 GCCM - Speaker
Panellist
Jamil AL Koussa
Senior Manager Capacity and Submarine Cables, BBG and G2A MC chairman at OMANTEL
Biography

With more than 14 years’ experience in the Telecom industry, Jamil’s experience includes project management, business development, sales and procurement. Jamil started working on submarine cables 10 years ago when he was with Orange. He was Management Committee and subcommittees chairman on different submarine cables and currently he is the BBG and G2A MC chairman. Jamil has been working with Omantel for 5 years and he leads the Omantel France activities in landing the AAE-1 cable in Marseille. Jamil holds a bachelor degree in Telecom Engineering, a Master in European Business and a Master in Geopolitics and International Relations.

Telecom Event Middle East 2019 GCCM - Speaker
Panellist
Huda Abdullah Al Habsi
Senior Advisor Technology at OMANTEL
Biography

Huda brings more than 20 years of experience in both IT and Marketing in the telecom industry.

 

My experience was gained with a key focus on building and maintaining highly successful business relationships as well as contributing as a vital and dynamic leader. I have been appointed in many different leadership positions starting from a team leader of the technical support team in IT when the Internet first incepted in Oman by Oman Telecommunications Company to the position of a General Manager heading the IT Division. Before becoming the head of IT, I was appointed in different managerial positions in Marketing, which is the business arm of Omantel. I am proud to say that I was the first woman in Omantel who has reached the position of a general manager in 2010. I am also a Director at Shell Marketing Company SAOG Board of Directors and a member of the Shell Oman Marketing Audit Committee since 2012.

Telecom Event Middle East 2019 GCCM - Speaker
Keynote Speaker, Panellist
Shabir Ali Ghulam
Expert - Operation Support and Readiness at Ooredoo Oman
Biography

Mr. Shabir Ali Murtaza is ICT professional with deep knowledge and expertise ICT operation frameworks development, Operational processes assessment, reengineering, digitization, data analytics and producing AI algorithms, with vast experience of 16+ years while working for the Amadeus, Du PJSC UAE, Etisalat UAE, Huawei Technologies UAE & Oman, and Ooredoo Oman.

During stay of above highlighted organization, worked on different operation roles and developed framework (including Risk Management, Quality, Audit/CSI, Process Management) , followed by supporting operational processes and digitization on self-initiative BPMN platform (called Digital Dynamics platform- DDP) resulted in uplifting the operation sigma level and efficiency. 

Currently, he is employed with Ooredoo Oman (Qtel Group Operator in Oman) for ICT governance standardization support and digitization.

He had completed his Bachelor in Information technology back in 2003 and acquired multiple industry certifications in industry standards and active member of many standards bodies.

Telecom Event Middle East 2019 GCCM - Speaker
Panellist
Feng Yunxian (Irene Feng)
Regional Operations Director at TikTok
Biography

Feng Yunxian (Irene Feng) manages regional operations at TikTok. Before working in the telco industry, she was a chief correspondent and host at China Central TV Middle East and an author.

Telecom Event Middle East 2019 GCCM - Speaker
Moderator
Soh Lay Khuan
Director at Bien International Pte Ltd
Biography

Lay Khuan has been in Telecommunications industry for over 30 years; her experience ranges from being in the back end of Operations, Network Design and Development, Product and Process Development; Market and Partner Establishment to the front end of Sales and Marketing. She drives business results through active partner engagement for market expansion, product differentiation, and service development that meet customers requirement.

Telecom Event Middle East 2019 GCCM - Speaker
Panellist
Marco Brandstaetter
Regional Director Middle East & Africa at DE-CIX Management GmbH
Biography

Experienced Co-Owner with a demonstrated history of working in the information technology and services industry. Skilled in IP Transit, Peering, Cloud, Telco, Data Center, and International Sales. Strong business development professional with a Matura focused in Informatics from HTL. 

Telecom Event Middle East 2019 GCCM - Speaker
Panellist
Mundhir Al Raisi
Senior Manager, Service Delivery & Traffic Management - Wholesale at OMANTEL
Biography

Mundhir Al Raisi, is in Telecommunications industry since 1998 with broad experience in transmission systems (fixed and satellite). Currently heading Omantel Wholesale Service Delivery and Traffic Management department as Senior Manager. Mundhir is also an active contributor to the submarine world being a co-chair of Europe India Gateway (EIG) Assignment, Routing and Restoration subcommittee. In addition, playing a vast role in other leading submarine systems such as Bay of Bengal (BBG), Asia Africa Europe-1 (AAE-1) and many others.

Mundhir holds a Bachelor of Engineering from Coventry University (UK) and is a certified member of Institute of Leadership & Management (ILM).

Mundhir was the project engineer of launching two MVNO’s, Leading and managing all related departments tasks to enable and integrate into Omantel network. Also, implemented all major content delivery network (CDN) nodes. Currently, working on upgrading AAE-1 cable system landing in France (Omantel France) PoP’s in Interxion MRS1 & MRS2 and team member of Equinix Oman data center buildup.

Telecom Event Middle East 2019 GCCM - Speaker
Panellist
Dr. Ali Al Hashmi
Senior Manager, Network Design - Technology at OMANTEL
Biography
Telecom Event Middle East 2019 GCCM - Speaker
Panellist
Gagun Gahir
Regional Manager – EMEA & Americas at Telstra
Biography

Ms. Gahir has worked in various capacities covering operations, relationship management, sales, business development and management.
Her accomplishments include building teams from customer service agents through to senior account managers from the ground up and guiding the strategies they have applied to a wide spectrum of customers - from SME to global entities. Throughout, she has applied the same ethos of finding the right solutions to drive performance.
The most interesting thing about her experience is the incredible people she has had the privilege of working with in an international arena - both internal and external stakeholders. Helping them solve long-term challenges with solutions designed to help their businesses' success is one of the many facets of her career that she is passionate about.
She has had the responsibility of using her 11 years' experience in the EMEA region, her skills and energy to lead a team of exceptional account managers in their mission to consistently exceed targets. They work in a relationship-driven business that yields significant revenues - their success is nothing without the trust of their customers and the ability they have to galvanise their strengths internally.
Telstra's values reflect the importance of their customers: showing they care; working better together; trusting each other to deliver; making the complex simple and finding their courage. Their customers are the foundation on which their business is built and their mission is to ensure their customers are delighted with their experience.
She thrives in an environment where she is challenged and the volatility of changing markets within the dynamic region where she works demands a constant willingness to learn, develop, initiate change and be unafraid of taking responsibility for calculated risks in order to protect the longevity of their success.

Telecom Event Middle East 2019 GCCM - Speaker
Panellist
Stefania Marrocu
Area Manager at WIS Telecom
Biography

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Telecom Event Middle East 2019 GCCM - Speaker
Panellist
Robert Wallin
Managing Director, Telecom Sector at Natixis
Biography

Robert began his telecom career at Ericsson in 1983, as a Controller and subsequently Finance Director, in one of its Middle Eastern branches. Following his return to Sweden in 1989 he joined Ericsson’s Customer Finance Department as Finance Manager. His main responsibilities were to manage South East Asia and Latin America.

After leaving Ericsson in 1994 he was managing Customer Finance in the International Civil Engineering field for Skanska AB in Africa, Europe and Latin America up to 1997.

He returned to the Telecom market in 1997 when joining NatWest Markets (later Greenwich NatWest) in London as Associate Director TMT Structured Finance with global origination responsibilities.

In 1999 he joined Credit Lyonnais and the Structured Finance TMT department in Paris to Co-Head the Department as Senior Vice President. In 2004, with the merger between Credit Lyonnais and Credit Agricole, he assumed responsibility for the Global TMT Structured Finance activities for Calyon (Credit Agricole CIB) as Managing Director.

Robert joined ING TMT Structured Finance early 2007 and assumed the role of Managing Director and Global Head of TMT Structured Finance and a member of the Structured Finance Management Team in 2008 before leaving ING summer of 2011 to join Huawei.

In Huawei Robert’s responsibilities as an Executive Director in Customer Financing were primarily to support Sales Finance Solutions in Middle East and South Asia Pacific but also to assist in the financial management elsewhere in the Huawei Group until joining Natixis in March 2019.

Telecom Event Middle East 2019 GCCM - Speaker
Panellist
Rasha Barakat
Chief Human Capital Officer at Zain Iraq
Biography

Rasha Barakat joined Zain Jordan family in 2005. She held different positions throughout her career at Zain Jordan. In her last position with Zain Jordan, Rasha was Chief Innovation and Human Resources Officer, where she was responsible for building and developing an active entrepreneurship ecosystem for the purpose of endorsing the ambitions of Jordanian youth and startups in order to assist them in transforming their innovative ideas into sustainable projects in the business field, and improve startups through numerous methods of support. In addition to handling all HR related functions, programs, initiatives and plans, Rasha also led the youth team at Zain Jordan that organized various activities in the social responsibility, marketing and sales realms.

Moreover, Barakat is considered an expert in deploying latest trends, techniques and technologies when it comes to Human Resources area. She has extensive experience in the field of recruitment and employment, training and development, employee relations, conflict resolution, organization development, compensation and benefits, performance management, development and implementation of organizational development and change management programs.

Rasha joined Zain Iraq in March 2019 and is currently the Chief Human Capital Officer working on culture transformation, gender diversity and inclusion programs together with the day to day human resources operations. She holds a Master Degree in Consulting and Coaching for Change from HEC and a Master Degree in Human Resource Development from University of Manchester.

Telecom Event Middle East 2019 GCCM - Speaker
Panellist
Ed McCormack
International Consultant at Ciena Limited
Biography

Ed McCormack has over forty years’ experience in International business, including over twenty years in the Submarine cable industry.  He was Ciena’s General Manager of Submarine Systems from 2011 to 2016 and continues to consult for them today.

 

Prior to Ciena, he held a variety of both board and executive positions in FLAG Telecom and Reliance Communications, and also served as an Independent Non-Executive Director at Global Crossing UK Limited.  

Telecom Event Middle East 2019 GCCM - Speaker
Panellist
Rebecca Lewis
Director Partnerships EMEA at BSO / IX Reach
Biography

I am a senior Telecoms/Technology executive, currently Global Head of Sales at IX Reach, after earlier roles including VP Partners & Alliances with Gulf Bridge International, Carrier Services Director with Invitel/Pantel/Turk Telekom International.
My skills and experience encompass BD/sales leadership, staff management/development, partner relations, the creation of complex business cases, procurement and the development of sales/BD strategy.
I have exceptional interpersonal and communication skills and have successfully built strong relationships with C-level clients worldwide. I have performed significantly above target throughout my career and I have an entrepreneurial and innovative mindset. I have travelled extensively and successfully built and managed diverse multinational teams.

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EXHIBITORS
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Omantel Wholesale is the international and domestic wholesale arm of Oman Telecommunications Company S.A.O.G. (Omantel), the first and leading integrated telecommunications service provider in Oman. Founded in 1970, Omantel is a joint-stock company listed in Muscat Securities Market and is 51% owned by Oman Investment Fund (OIF), a wholly owned investment arm of the Omani government.

The company has laid the groundwork for telecommunications and technological advancement in the country and it continues to invest heavily within its own borders and abroad. As a result, Omantel has acquired a controlling stake in Kuwaiti Mobile Telecommunications Company (Zain Group) last year, making Omantel the third largest telecom group in the MENA region.

Omantel Wholesale capitalizes on ultra-low latency networks to enable innovation and digital transformation globally, utilizing Oman’s geographic advantage at the absolute nexus of the east, west, north, and south to enable its customers and partners to deliver their services with the best possible end-user experience.

Omantel finds the simplest and easiest way for its partners to access some of the most challenging and high-growth markets in the world. Its business is about being open and easy to work with so that its partners can take full advantage of its global infrastructure and unique geographic position. It has investments in 20+ submarine cable systems and offers direct and rapid access to the developed markets of Europe, Asiaand North America as well as unique destinations like Iran, Pakistan and Yemen. When partners choose Omantel, they gain simple, trusted and high-performance connectivity.

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Since 2003 XICOMM has been developing, maintaining and designing voice over IP networks for businesses ranging in size from large corporation to medium and small and even sole proprietorships. In 2008, XICOMM launched its own dedicated network in order to become a world wide wholesale carrier. XICOMM is interconnected with more than 160+ carriers throughout the world, carrying over 5 Million minutes of international voice traffic to various destinations in the world on a daily basis. This enables us to successfully terminate your international voice traffic to anywhere in the world with the best quality possible and the most competitive rate in the market. Today, XICOMM is carrying over 5 Million minutes a day of international voice traffic to various destinations in the world. We bring together talented professionals with idea and expertise to provide solutions unique to each of our clients. The engineers, developers and Marketing Experts at XICOMM passes over 10+ combined years of knowledge and experience that guarantees our clients do receive the highest quality of Service, Our solutions are base on a combination of the latest technology, hi-tech equipment, comprehensive business experience and competitive rates. XICOMM's value proposition is centered on providing exceptional service to our partners every day. Our relentless focus on attention to our partners' needs is the cornerstone of our success and is what separates us from other telecom companies.
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With its headquarter in Riyadh, Saudi Telecom Group is the largest in the Middle East and North Africa based on  market cap. STC’s revenue for 2017 amounted to 50,747 million SAR (13,533 million US dollars) and the net profit for 2017 amounted to 10,133 million SAR (2,702 million US dollars).  STC was established in 1998 and currently counts about 100 million customers worldwide. It focuses on providing services to customers through a fiber-optic network that spans 158,000 kilometers across Asia, the Middle East and Europe.  In Saudi Arabia (the group’s main operation site) STC operates the largest modern mobile network in the Middle East as it covers more than 99% of the country’s populated areas in addition to providing 4G mobile broadband to about 85% of the population across the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia. Besides its main operation in Saudi Arabia,  STC’s investments include 100% ownership in Viva Bahrain, 51.8% stake in Viva Kuwait, 35% stake in Oger Telecom Limited in UAE which controls Turk Telecom, Avea in Turkey, Cell-C in South Africa, 25% stake in Binariang GSM Holding in Malaysia which controls Maxis in Malaysia. In addition to the above-mentioned, STC has a wide range of underlying investments in information technology, content, distribution, contact centers and real estate, all of which support its telecom operations across the Middle East.

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Sigma Telecom was founded in 2003 to provide high-quality telecommunication infrastructure services including; optimization, planning and drive testing. In 2014 Sigma made the transition to begin providing high-quality VoIP services to telecommunication operators, suppliers and vendors worldwide.

Sigma Telecom’s aim is to deliver communication products that convert communication networks via progressions in capacity.

Whether the subject is improving network quality or reach, Sigma Telecom grows with a commitment toward innovation to provide its customers with the benefits of the best quality phone calls, lowest costs and flexible services.

Being a trusted partner to global clients is as important to Sigma Telecom as growing the company and developing new products.

Sigma Telecom always utilizes the highest quality routes available in order to provide the most efficient services to its partners.

Sigma Telecom has developed an impeccable reputation in 13 years with its global clients.

It has been a source of pride for Sigma Telecom to work with industry leaders such as China Telecom, BICS, Etisalat, TATA, Korea Telecom, iBasis, Telecom Italia, Deutsche Telecom, Turkcell, Turk Telekom and other communication services, equipment providers, governmental agencies and industry associations worldwide.

As a company, Sigma Telecom has a firm global footprint in the Telecommunications industry working with clients in over 170 countries from around the world. Our largest footprints can be seen in the Middle East and the African continent.

At Sigma Telecom we understand our clients’ business challenges, this allows us to provide advanced services and custom solutions which enables the highest quality of communication while also creating new platforms for us and our clients to grow and improve.

Our success can be attributed to a strong dedication towards the satisfaction of our partners whether we’re building a new network or extending and improving an existing one, Sigma’s commitment to it will show. In 2018, we took our place in the list of ITU (International Telecommunication Union) sector members along with other major operators of the world.

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Odine Solutions is a market leading Systems Integrator and an innovative Cloud PaaS/SaaS Service Provider to Tier 1-2 Communication Service Providers as well as Wholesale Voice/Data Aggregators across the globe.
Our PaaS (Platform as a Service) bundles ODINE, our suite of intelligent wholesale voice business management applications which provides flexible policy driven routing, route optimization, offer management, rating, billing, number portability, technical and business reporting & analytics, as well as dispute management, with best-of-breed SBC, TDM/SIP Interworking, and Transcoding services.
As a part of our end-to-end approach to providing Solutions for CSPs, we have a wide portfolio of solutions including IP Voice, EPC, IMS and VoLTE, Wi-Fi Offload, SD-WAN and vCPE, DPI/GiLAN, and many others, with a focus on next-generation NFV and SDN based architectures.
With regional offices in Istanbul, London, Miami, Dubai and Lahore, Odine Solutions’ geographical presence, experience, and cultural fluency bridges Americas, Europe, and Asia, while uniquely serving emerging markets across Africa.
Through comprehensive software and professional services, Odine Solutions seamlessly builds, manages and operates new voice signaling technology, multi-vendor equipment interoperability and multiple transmission technologies in carrier networks. Odine Solutions builds defenses essential to helping service providers detect and block external threats and operate their networks with committed SLAs. Odine Solutions has developed solutions sized and priced for the range of service providers, including smaller networks lacking solutions on the market.
Leveraging IP expertise revolutionizing service provider networks, Odine Solutions is simultaneously fueling major IP transformation underway in the enterprise for business customers. For both carriers and the businesses they serve, Odine Solutions is deploying innovative new services such as Hosted IP Centrex and Unified Communications, as well as IMS, Mobility and OTT services, unleashing high potential applications, particularly when combined with the smartphone and tablet revolution.

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A Telecom services provider with core strength in providing Wholesale & Retail Voice Services.

Acmetel is a multi-solution provider of Telecom services also providing customization services in the form of white label services and Web and mobile application development. We are partnered with multiple carriers around the world providing call termination to a vast number of destinations while also providing crystal clear voice quality for our customers.

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Platin Telecom is a European company specializing in International Premium Rate Numbers (IPRN). IPRN is a value added service product, which can be sold internationally and used in countries where value added service numbers are not available. IPRN can be used for voice and data services, voting, live chats, call TV, quiz shows, and much more. The product has been very successful over the last years and has been implemented by various operators around the world.
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DIGITALK is a trusted vendor of Consumer, Carrier and Mobile platforms and applications to fixed and mobile communications service providers worldwide. Carrier Cloud is a high availability, unlimited capacity platform managed through a fully integrated suite of components, including automated rate processing, route optimisation, billing and bilateral agreements.By increasing efficiency through automation and reducing risk through real-time monitoring and analytics, Carrier Cloud drives down costs and increases service profitability. Launch rapidly and grow flexibly by visiting http://www.digitalk.com/carrier/.

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Data Access Solutions Inc. is a Toronto, based company which was formed as a wholesale provider of International Voice over IP (VoIP) services. A unique blend of diverse skills and experience forms the unmatchable core of our company.Through our owned and operated state-of-art equipments in Toronto and with cooperation of our worldwide partners, we offer termination services to over 150 countries worldwide.Data Access Solutions is one of the first companies deploying the new generation Mera VoIP Transit Softswitch ll (MVTS ll) at its facilities located at 151 Front Street, Toronto, as core of its network to ensure high performance and reliability for each and every call Key benefits are: Support of SIP, H.323 and their Variants Advanced Transcoding Capabilities Accurate billing through its Oracle Database.
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We offer you a simple platform for connecting applications and services around the world. Over the last 20 years, we have been trusted to deliver one customer experience, enabling customers to be successful and accelerate business growth globally.
With an extensive portfolio of international Voice, Data and IP solutions, we aim to meet the needs of both fixed and mobile operators. Through these services, we offer you a platform for growing reach, revenue and reputation around the globe. https://www.wis.one/our-company/our-business/

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Qatama Communications (Qatama Ltd) is a communication services firm supporting international, regional and local carriers with a range of specialized services including International Voice Termination, Cloud Switching and SIP Services. With its headquarters strategically located in the United Arab Emirates, Qatama Communications provides its partners strong and reliable interconnects into the Middle-Eastern and Central Asia telecom markets. Qatama Communications was founded and is staffed by people who have created results for leading Tier-1 carriers throughout Asia and Europe. Contact us to find out more on our services and interconnects and how we can help you utilize them.
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CCS UK specializes in bringing VoIP and SMS services to the use of individuals and businesses all around the world. 20 years’ experience, points of presence in Europe, Asia and CIS, USA, recently achieved ITU-T Association membership prove the company succeed and being of trust.Along with traditional voice and messaging solutions, we also offer PBX, which we find to have big future and lots of potential enhancing our retail customers’ attain outstanding benefit of direct communications networks.Performant, top-notch equipment, high-end technology and a team of young yet highly qualified professionals committed to the cause guarantees our fulfilling any of our partners’ requirements with excellence.

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LANCK Telecom offers global voice, messaging, and fraud protection services utilizing vast expertise and cutting edge know-how.

Founded in 2001, LANCK Telecom carries voice and SMS traffic worldwide on our own network of international gateways located in the USA, throughout Europe, the CIS, Africa, and Asia.

LANCK’s real-time fraud protection tools enable carriers to efficiently fight IRSF, PRS, robocalls, spamming, spoofing, SMiShing, and other types of fraud.

The list of LANCK’s partners includes over 1,000 companies. No matter if you are a small calling card provider or a multinational mobile carrier, you will be satisfied with service that we offer.

LANCK Telecom offers global voice, messaging, and fraud protection services utilizing vast expertise and cutting edge know-how.

Founded in 2001, LANCK Telecom carries voice and SMS traffic worldwide on our own network of international gateways located in the USA, throughout Europe, the CIS, Africa, and Asia.

LANCK’s real-time fraud protection tools enable carriers to efficiently fight IRSF, PRS, robocalls, spamming, spoofing, SMiShing, and other types of fraud.

The list of LANCK’s partners includes over 1,000 companies. No matter if you are a small calling card provider or a multinational mobile carrier, you will be satisfied with service that we offer.

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Valuable Infocom Limited registered in Hong Kong is a wholly owned subsidiary of Valuable Group of Companies. We provide premium voice communication services for national telecom operators, mobile operators, wholesale carriers, prepaid operators & VOIP service operators. Valuable Infocom Limited provides a quality service via direct routes & by forming strong relationships with carefully selected partners. Valuable Infocom Limited operates an extensive network of direct routes. Our growth is fuelled by our world-class sales team in every market worldwide, backed up by a deeply experienced finance and operations team. We achieve success and quality of service to our customers through the people who work for Valuable. Every front-line employee is a wholesale telecom expert with no fewer than 5 years of experience and each member of the management team has 10+ years of telecom experience. Our success is built on meaningful, mutually beneficial business relationships with our customers and suppliers, a strategy that we will continue to deploy and invest globally. Valuable in short is a highly customer-centric organization whose motto is to provide best quality and service to their clients at a reasonable cost to them.
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Trust Telecom is a telecom service provider based in Lebanon. Our company has been recognized for its fast growth and large network. Our track record of developing and operating reliable and pro_table voice systems has helped us become a leader in our sector.Trust Telecoms’ International Gateway Management Services will help our clients maintain profitable operations, increase revenues due to fraud detection and improve collection metrics. Our team is highly qualified in all facets of IGW Management.

 

 

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QBR TELECOM INC. completes 2 years in OCT’18 in wholesale voice carrier industry. QBR has grown immensely in terms of revenues and new interconnects ranging from Tier 1 to Tier 2’s in a short while. We are always looking to expand our horizons in the voice business and look forward to add more interconnects with the help of our experienced sales team.

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VISA INFO

VISA INFO

Visitors to Oman must obtain a visa prior to travel unless they come from one of the visa exempt countries. All visitors must hold a passport valid for 6 months.
Citizens of the following countries do not require a visa to visit Oman:
• Bahrain
• Kuwait
• Qatar
• Saudi Arabia
• United Arab Emirates

eVisa
Citizens of the following 71 countries and territories, may obtain a single or multiple entry eVisa on this site https://evisa.rop.gov.om/:
European Union - All European Union citizens
Andorra
Argentina
Australia
Bolivia
Brazil
Brunei
Canada
Chile
China
Colombia
Ecuador
Hong Kong
Iceland
Indonesia
Iran
Japan
Lebanon
Liechtenstein
Macau
Malaysia
Moldova
Monaco
New Zealand
North Macedonia
Norway
Paraguay
Russia
San Marino
Serbia
Seychelles
Singapore
South Africa
South Korea
Suriname
Switzerland
Taiwan
Thailand
Turkey
Ukraine
United States
Uruguay
Vatican City
Venezuela

Conditional eVisa

Citizens of the listed below 25 countries (including their spouses and children of another nationality) can apply for a conditional eVisa on this site: https://evisa.rop.gov.om/. To obtain an online eVisa they need to have a valid Schengen Visa, a valid visa from Australia, Canada, Japan, the United Kingdom, or the United States, or a residence permit from one of the listed countries.

Albania
Armenia
Azerbaijan
Belarus
Bhutan
Bosnia and Herzegovina
Costa Rica
Cuba
El Salvador
Georgia
Guatemala
Honduras
India
Kazakhstan
Kyrgyzstan
Laos
Maldives
Mexico
Nicaragua
Panama
Peru
Tajikistan
Turkmenistan
Uzbekistan
Vietnam

If you are a Citizen of any other country not listed above please contact below agents who can assist with obtaining Oman visa:
• Suresh Shankar •
Senior Executive - Tours
Bahwan Travel Services
P.O.Box 282, Muscat, PC-113,
Sultanate of Oman
Tel- Off: +968 24654143 (Direct Number)
GSM: +968 95063685
Email: [email protected]
Reference: GCCM 2019 Carrier Community

* Please note that we don't take any liability for the provided information. In order to get more information please contact the Embassy of Oman or the Ministry of Foreign Affairs in your country.

ABOUT THE CITY

WHAT TO DO IN MUSCAT ?

 

Sultan Qaboos Grand Mosque – Muscat’s most magnificent religious building and the only mosque in Oman to open its doors to tourists, the Sultan Qaboos Grand Mosque is one of the city’s most popular attractions. Built in the Ghubrah suburb back in 2001, the landmark building is an impressive feat of contemporary Islamic architecture and one of the largest mosques in the Gulf, with the 40,000-square-meter grounds able to accommodate an incredible 20,000 worshippers at one time. The mosque is open from 8:00 am to 11:00 am for non-Muslims every day except Friday. Men and women must dress conservatively in long trousers and covered shoulders. Women must also cover their hair. 

www.sultanqaboosgrandmosque.com

 

Nizwa – the largest city in Ad Dakhiliyah Region in Oman and was the capital of Oman proper. Nizwa is about 140 km (1.5 hours) from Muscat. The population is estimated at around 72,000 people, including the two areas of Burkat Al Mooz and Al-Jabel Al-Akhdar.
Nizwa is one of the oldest cities in Oman and it was once a center of trade, religion, education, and art. Its Jama (grand mosque) was formerly a center for Islamic learning. The birthplace of Younis Al-Riyami, Nizwa acquired its importance because it has been an important meeting point at the base of the Western Hajar Mountains.

https://www.tripadvisor.co.uk/AttractionProductReview-g3181692-d14042020-Nizwa_Bahla_and_Jabrin_fort_tours_and_sightseeing-Seeb_Muscat_Governorate.html

 

Royal Opera House Muscat – Oman’s premier venue for musical arts and culture. The opera house is located in the Shati Al-Qurm district of Muscat on Sultan Qaboos Street. Built on the royal orders of Sultan Qaboos of Oman, the Royal Opera House reflects unique contemporary Omani architecture and has a capacity to accommodate a maximum of 1,100 people. The opera house complex consists of a concert theatre, auditorium, formal landscaped gardens, cultural market with retail, luxury restaurants and an art center for musical, theatrical and operatic productions.

https://www.rohmuscat.org.om/en/Pages/default.aspx

 

 

Bait Al Zubair – Bait Al Zubair is a cultural foundation that was originally a private museum that opened its doors to the public in 1998. Bait Al Zubair Museum is located in the old city of Muscat. It displays and houses some of the greatest Omani artifacts and collectibles, including a group of conventional weapons, jewelry, clothing, household items and some old models representing Omani rural and urban environments. It was funded by the Al Zubair family. The museum’s collection of artifacts and displays is considered as the finest that is privately owned. 

https://www.baitalzubair.com/

 

 

Wadi Al Abriyeen – Located in the Al Sharqiyah region. Wadi Al Arbaeen or Wadi Al Arabieen, is one of the most beautiful wadis in Oman. It features four villages on the side of both of its banks. These villages are famous for planting palm trees, bananas, mango, and lemon trees. This wadi has several freshwater pools, waterfalls, lakes, and rocky areas.

https://theculturetrip.com/middle-east/oman/articles/beautiful-wadis-oman/

 

 

 

Museum of Illusions – Enter the fascinating world of illusion which will trick your confidence in senses, but amaze you by doing it; the world that will confuse you completely. The Museum of Illusion in Oman brings you a space suitable both for social and entertaining tours into the world of illusions which has delighted all generations. It’s a perfect place for new experiences and fun. Amusing and awesome tricks will teach you about vision, perception, the human brain, and science so it will be easier to perceive why your eyes see things that your brain can not understand. 

http://museumofillusions.om/

 

 

Mutrah Souq – Al Dhalam (Darkness in Arabic) Souq is the local name for the Muttrah Souq. The Muttrah Souq is perhaps one of the oldest marketplaces in the Arab world. It is located adjacent to the harbor of the port of Muscat and has seen immense trade in the age of sail, being strategically located on the way to India and China. It has been named after darkness because of the crowded stalls and lanes where the sunrays do not infiltrate during the day and the shoppers need lamps to know their destinations. 

https://www.lonelyplanet.com/oman/muscat/attractions/mutrah-souq/a/poi-sig/451865/361117

 

 

Qurum Beach – This beach lies in the AlQurm Area in the heart of Muscat and extends over a large area. A number of large hotel chains are built next to it, such as Hotel Muscat InterContinental and Crowne Plaza. This beach is considered one of the busiest in Muscat due to its location near shopping centers and restaurants. Walking enthusiasts can enjoy the boardwalk along the beach and then rest on the numerous chairs and umbrellas that dot the beach.

https://www.bigbustours.com/en/muscat/muscat-landmarks-qurum-beach/

 

 

INTERNET

Free WiFI is widely available in all coffee shops, restaurants, malls, etc. But you need a local sim card for that since you will need to receive a code by SMS to log in. You had no option to choose different numbers than a local Omani phone number.

 

SECURITY

Most visits to Oman are trouble-free.

You should maintain a high level of security awareness and take care in public places and on the roads. Avoid large crowds and demonstrations.

Source: https://www.gov.uk/foreign-travel-advice/oman

 

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AMS-IX
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Bankai Group
BBIX Inc.
Bharti Airtel Limited
BICS
Bistalk
BSO/IX Reach
S&BTS
Capital City Service Limited
CenturyLink
CETIN
China Mobile International
China Telecom (Africa and Middle East) Limited
Ciena Limited
Citra Kuwait
Cloudcom Incorporated
CM International Middle East FZ-LLC
Comiumtel
Data Access Solutions Inc
DE-CIX Management GmbH
Debross PTE Ltd
Deutsche Telekom Global Carrier
Dial Peer LLC
DIGITALK
Dimotel
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DU
EDCH
Embassy of Brazil
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Equinix
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ITA
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Jawraa
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KOL TELECOM SERVICES LLC
Kwak Telecom LTD
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NOVAMETRO OU
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OBC
Odine Solutions
OMANTEL
Ooredoo
Orange
Orbit Road
Paltel
Panamax Infotech Ltd/Bankai
PCCW Global
PHONEGROUP SA
Platin Telecom
PLD International Voice
PTCL
PTGi
Purple-Numbers
Qatama
QBIC Communications DMCC
Qbicomm Iran
QBR
Qualitynet
Quantum Global Communications Inc.
RADIANTCALL LIMITED
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Red Planet Global
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Salar FZE
SAMA
SCAFFNET PTE LTD
Scopism
SES
Sigma Telecom
SIPSTATUS
SoftBank Corp.
Sparkle
STC
Subex
Sync Sound
Tama communications
TATA Communications
Telebiz International
Telecom Oman (TeO)
Telcovalley llc
Telekom Malaysia Berhad
Telekom Slovenije
Telemondo
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TeleYemen
Telin
Telstra
TIC Iran
TikTok
Time Tips Solution FZE
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TRA
Trilico
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Turk Telekom International
TVoice Telecom Limited
UCMS
Unicorn Communications Limited
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Verscom Carrier Voice
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