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Omantel, FVC Demonstrate Video, Audio Conferencing at Oman Conference

April 02, 2013

Omantel, a telecommunications provider based in Oman, demonstrated Polycom audio and video conferencing with FVC at COMEX 13.

The conference was held at the Oman International Exhibition Center in Muscat from March 25-29.

“We are thrilled to be able to offer our corporate customers Unified Communications solutions through our partnership with Microsoft and FVC,” said Huda Al Habsi, general manager of marketing for Omantel. “Omantel is proud to be providing a viable way to increase communications and support businesses throughout the Sultanate at affordable rates.”

“Omantel is a strategic partner for us in Oman, helping us to promote unified communications as an effective productive tool within enterprises and SMBs in the country,” stated FVC general manager of marketing, Dharmendra Parmar. “COMEX will give us the opportunity to demonstrate the business value of the latest unified communications offerings from Polycom integrated with Microsoft Lync.”

FVC will also present unified communications solutions from Audisoft for the oil and gas sectors.

Omantel and FVC teamed up earlier in March to offer Managed Video-as-a-Service (MVaaS) to business customers in the Sultanate. They’ll have access to teleconferencing and telepresence services.

“We are committed to providing local businesses with the latest tools to enable them to focus on running successful practices,” Al Habsi said in a statement when the service was announced. “Video conferencing is a strong communications tool and will help facilitate better internal and external communications for our enterprise customers without the large CAPEX investment."

The two companies will work together to build Omantel’s first video networks operations center (VNOC) using Polycom technology. The service will include bandwidth, conferencing and device management.

“This is a great opportunity for us to partner with a visionary operator like Omantel,” said Waleed Heloo, FVC’s general manager. “This new service will widen the adoption of video conferencing as an invaluable communications tool for businesses in the Sultanate."

Omantel also announced its own Unified Communications suite in March, based on Microsoft SharePoint and Microsoft Lync.

Edited by Braden Becker

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