Omantel and Sigfox sign IoT deal

14 April 2016 |


Omantel has signed a partnership with French startup Sigfox for its proprietary low power wide area (LPWA) technology for the internet of things (IoT).

As part of the agreement, Omantel will be working closely Sigfox’s global IoT ecosystem, including manufacturers of components and objects, to provide a variety of connected services for smart applications, energy efficiency, agriculture, security and other uses.

The operator aims to provide IoT coverage to 85% of the population in Oman within 18 months. 

“As innovators and early adopters of proven new technologies, it is vital that Omantel partners with like-minded companies to deliver the potential of the Omantel 3.0 transformation strategy,” said Samy Ahmed Al Ghassany, chief operating officer at Omantel. 

“Sigfox offers a pioneering IoT solution that will complement our comprehensive telecommunication services. This agreement strongly supports our commitment to innovate by enhancing infrastructure and using new technologies that increase our network coverage and capabilities.”

Omantel is in the process of its implementing its transformation strategy, which includes adopting proven technologies and expanding services.