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SCT Signs Contract With Oman Broadband for Rural Satellite Connectivity

By | September 29, 2020

Salim Al Alawi, Managing Director of SCT signs the contract along with Eng. Bader AL Ziedi, acting CEO of OB. Photo: Omansat

Space Communication Technologies Company (SCT) signed a multi-year contract with Oman Broadband (OB) to provide communications and internet services to approximately 598 remote villages and residential areas in Oman. This contract is part of the Universal Service Obligation project, which part of a national initiative by Oman’s Telecommunication Regularity Authority (TRA).

SCT will be providing and running the full satellite communication infrastructure, covering the entirety of Oman. This will include multiple government institutions, with more than 100 schools and health centers. Oman Broadband will coordinate with the local fixed line internet service providers in Oman to accommodate users’ needs. Additionally, SCT’s satellite communication infrastructure includes High Throughput Satellites (HTS) using Ka-band.

“In order to keep pace with the fourth industrial revolution and its technological and educational requirements, the Sultanate is intending to provide telecommunications services to all including the rural areas, which pose a great challenge to telecommunication companies. Choosing Space Communication Technologies (SCT) to provide the infrastructure for this service throughout the Sultanate is a great honor for the company and it will help tremendously in the advancement of telecommunication services in these areas to the level that everyone aspires to, especially in the fields of education, health and government services.” said Eng. Salim Al Alawi, managing director of SCT.