Nawras selects InfiNet Wireless to expand business offering in Oman

London 16 May 2013 - InfiNet Wireless, a leading global manufacturer and provider of carrier-grade wireless infrastructure solutions for Fixed Broadband Wireless Access (FBWA) and wireless connectivity, today announced that it was selected by Nawras, a Telecommunications provider in the Sultanate of Oman, for its wireless infrastructure to provide broadband connectivity across Nawras’ diverse customer base.  

Having recently celebrated eight years of serving customers in the Sultanate of Oman, Nawras was looking to complement its extensive fibre optic infrastructure with a high quality, cost effective wireless solution for its corporate customer base. After a lengthy and thorough evaluation process, Nawras selected InfiNet Wireless for a range of its wireless requirements, along with the commitment and reliable support of HTC, InfiNet’s local partner. The main objective of Nawras in this selection was to quickly extend its services to new and existing customers, whilst still fully complying with the local regulatory guidelines. 

Following the first rollout of InfiNet’s InfiLink 2x2 and InfiMan 2x2 solutions, both in PTP and PMP topologies, Nawras is now able to more effectively tailor its offerings to business customers, meeting their specific requirements for bandwidth, performance and quality of service. 

Oman’s vast and diverse geography and terrain can be challenging”, said Sultan Ahmed Al-Wahaibi – Director, Capability Management at Nawras. “With InfiNet Wireless technology, we are now able to offer services to our business customers more quickly than ever before, and provide them with a wider portfolio of services to meet their exact needs.

We are delighted to be Nawras’ partner of choice for wireless connectivity across the Sultanate of Oman”, said Kamal Mokrani, Global Vice President at InfiNet Wireless. “Following a successful trial through our local partner HTC and extensive work on the design, TRA compliance and deployment of the network, Nawras’ business customers can now enjoy reliable and fast-speed connectivity, tailor made to their specific communication needs.

About InfiNet Wireless

Established in 1993, InfiNet Wireless is one of the largest privately owned Fixed Broadband Wireless Access (FBWA) development and manufacturing companies in the world. With more than 20 years of intense customer based research and product development, InfiNet’s range of wireless connectivity solutions are the preferred choice of service providers of all types who require uncompromising connectivity.

To date, InfiNet Wireless has forged a solid foundation in fixed wireless technologies, and currently has thousands of deployments from the plains of Siberia to the depths of the Sahara, successfully deployed in over 86 countries. Its philosophy of providing the most flexible, reliable, cost-attractive and innovative solutions in the industry has helped it to reach the market leader position for Wireless solutions in all key markets around the world, and is fast becoming the benchmark for carrier grade multiservice broadband wireless solutions.

About Nawras

Omani Qatari Telecommunications Company SAOG was founded and registered in the Sultanate of Oman in December 2004. It launched its service in March 2005 as the challenger mobile operator in Oman operating under the name Nawras. Nawras was awarded the second fixed licence in Oman in 2009, and launched its international gateway in April 2010, its corporate fixed and broadband services in May 2010, and its residential fixed and broadband services in June 2010. Since 2010, Nawras has been an integrated services telecommunications operator and is currently serving over 2 million customers across the Sultanate. Following a successful IPO, Nawras is listed on the Muscat Stock Market (MSM) under the “nwrs” ticker since 1 November 2010.  Nawras is majority owned by Ooredoo, formerly known as Qtel Group, and also has a number of significant Omani shareholders which ensures that the company is strongly integrated into the Omani society. Nawras has won a number of awards including Customer Service Excellence Award in Telecom Sector 2012 from Oman Customer Care Conference, Innovation in HR Strategy 2011 from Asia’s Best Employer Brand Awards, Outstanding Leader from TMT Finance Middle East 2011, Best IPO in the Middle East from emeafinance magazine and Strategic Leadership Award from Global HR Excellence Awards 2011.

About HTC

Hussam Technology Company LLC (HTC), an affiliate of AAKGC, established its operations in 2005. HTC with its portfolio of ICT products and solutions from leading vendors provides innovative services and solutions. With a team of extensively trained professionals, HTC has the knowledge and expertise that enables it to offer a wide range of ICT solutions.

In addition to the standard ICT offerings of routing, switching, and software supply, HTC excels in the following domains: turnkey wireless including backhaul (MMW, microwave, FSO, unlicensed) and access (in PTP, PTMP, ring and mesh topologies); network monitoring and service level management through the use of specialised demarcation NIDs and NMSs; optical DWDM solutions tailored for encrypted disaster recovery and business continuity; purpose-built software solutions for radio planning and fibre planning. 

HTC’s accolades include being the first Oman-TRA approved FSO, MMW and SLA NID contractor in the Sultanate with the majority market share in these technologies. Among HTC’s customer in the Sultanate of Oman, the UAE and Kingdom of Bahrain are: Nawras, Etisalat, Tatweer Petroleum, BankMuscat, Oxy, Orpic, MedcoEnergy, Oman Arab Bank, Bank Dhofar, University of Nizwa, DHL, and Daman.

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