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Omantel and AWS are setting up a Cloud Center of Excellence (CCoE) in Oman to create sovereign cloud capabilities throughout the Sultanate.

The strategic collaboration aims to focus on addressing data residency and security requirements for government entities and regulated industries in Oman. In addition, the CCoE will provide training, enablement, and support to help Omani organizations successfully migrate to the cloud. AWS will be a preferred cloud provider for Omantel as it pursues its digital transformation ambitions.

Omantel will implement AWS sovereign cloud capabilities such as access controls, guardrails and encryption, which will help meet Oman's digital sovereignty requirements. This will be achieved by securely storing data in the AWS cloud, managing access controls and implementing security best practices.

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Following the agreement, Omantel will build its Digital Marketplace and Super App and develop generative artificial intelligence (GenAI) use cases to deliver an enhanced customer experience and improve telecom operations.

"At Omantel, we are committed to leading Oman's digital transformation journey and empowering organizations to unlock innovation," said Talal Said Al Mamari, CEO at Omantel. "Our work with AWS is a step towards achieving digital sovereignty and implementing cloud solutions tailored to Oman's specific requirements. We look forward to our continued collaboration, leveraging AWS to deliver the most innovative and secure services for our customers."

"We are excited to expand our work with Omantel to enable a sovereign cloud for Oman," said Bernard Najm, Vice President, Telco MEA at AWS. "Together, we will support Omantel's cloud-first approach and equip Omani organizations with advanced cloud technologies that accelerate innovation and address data security, privacy, and regulatory requirements."

The establishment of the CCoE and sovereign cloud capabilities will accelerate Oman’s strategic vision for digital transformation and enable both public and private sector organizations to innovate faster and serve customers more effectively using cloud-enabled services.

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