Cisco opens office in Oman

Infotech Lead Middle East: Cisco has opened its office in Muscat, Oman.

Cisco has had a presence in Oman for over eight years.

The Gulf is a key focus for the company.

“Establishing an office in the Sultanate clearly demonstrates Cisco’s commitment to its customer in the Sultanate. Cisco’s presence in Oman will undoubtedly lend support to the country’s ICT sector and economic growth overall,” said Ali bin Masoud Al Sunaidy, Minister of Commerce & Industry, Chairman, Board of Directors Information Technology Authority Oman.”The ICT sector is set to play a major role within the next 2-5 years in Oman as it develops its infrastructure to become a sustainable knowledge society. We are very committed to the Omani market and our office launch today is a clear demonstration,” said Iyad Al Chammat, general manager at Cisco Oman.

Purpose of the Oman office:

• Support local employment initiatives through local partnerships.
• Develop educated local pool of talent that can build and manage sustained networks in the future.
• Promote and improve digital inclusion through technology solutions and expertise.
• Broker funding for ICT projects thereby facilitating more investment and financing opportunities for businesses.

In Oman, Cisco has customers across oil & gas, banking, government, public safety, enterprise and hospitality sectors and expects to see more growth in the last quarter of 2012.

Meanwhile, CESNET, the national research and education network which connects close to 100 science, research and education institutions in the Czech Republic, is transitioning to the Cisco CRS with 100 Gbps coherent IPoDWDM solution, using Cisco’s nLight technology.