Carrier Community (CC), a global telecom club established in 2008, is organizing its 7th annual global carrier community meeting (GCCM) on the 15th & 17th of November 2020 in Muscat. More than 600+ Club Members representing decision makers from 200+ Tier-1, Tier-2, and Tier-3 operators in 50+ countries will meet and network during the Middle East 2020 GCCM – OMAN.
During the event Carrier Members representing Voice, Data, SMS, Mobile, VAS, Cable, Satellite, Data Centers and other related sectors will enjoy full access to all meeting facilities, executive panels and knowledge sharing sessions, leisure activities as well as evening networking receptions.
The Submarine, Digital Cloud and Women in Tech Executive Panel & Knowledges Sharing Sessions are designed to help CC members address current industry challenges and come up with comprehensive solutions suitable for today’s rapidly evolving and agile environment.
– Today’s and future sustainable datacenters to meet market demand
– Partnership Models to meet the demand and drive growth
– New projects coming in the next 5 to 10 years
– Supporting the growth of sustainable and environmental-friendly data centers
– What role does the Internet Exchanges and Peering play, and help to generate new value-added services to drive growth and maximize revenues
-Key challenges and main issues that affect providers
– Surveillance, Security and personal data privacy: new challenges
– Latencies wrt. 5G IoT actors etc. R/ VR
– Remote-Peering: pros, cons et al.
– Large monolithic vs. smaller regional IXPs
|11:30 -12:30||Executive Round Discussion Table|
|Panellist: coming soon|
|Panellist: coming soon|
– Challenges and opportunities.
– How Digital Transformation impact traditional carrier business models?
– New Business strategies, structures and how they reshape businesses?
– How new technologies reshape the products & services being developed?
– Constraints and challenges limited by current technologies?
|14:45-15:30||Executive Round Discussion Table|
|Panellist: coming soon|
|Panellist: coming soon|
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:
• Saudi Arabia
• United Arab Emirates
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
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.
Bosnia and Herzegovina
If you require assistance and are a Citizen of any other country not listed above please contact our event team for further details at: [email protected] to assist you further. A visa application fee will apply.
* 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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.