Thursday, May 11, 2006

Oman Hosts Arabsat Meet

MUSCAT — The Sultanate of Oman will host this year's General Assembly of Arabsat as well as the eighth Arab Telecommunications and Internet Forum, May 21 to 25.

The Sultanate's hosting of this very important forum supports the trend of the Omani government towards liberalising telecommunications sector. It also reflects Omantel's desire to enhance cooperation and coordination between Arab countries in the telecomms sector and IT.

The events are backed by Omantel- Oman Telecommunications Company in cooperation with Al Iktissad Wal-Aamal and the Arab Regional Office of the International Telelcomm-unications Union (ITU).

Sponsors include some 20 regional and international companies: Siemens, Juniper networks, Flag Telecom, Oman Mobile, Ericsson, Huawei, Cisco Systems, Nokia, Alcatel, Motorola, UAE Telecommunications Company Etisalat, Thuraya, Comuim, Inmarsat Sakhr, KOM, NPA, Times of Oman and Al Shabiba.

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