Oman Telecom Authority, Omantel and Ericsson showcase future innovations powered by 5G

Thursday 27 June 2019
Muscat - MENA Herald:

Ericsson (NASDAQ: ERIC) in association with Oman Telecom Authority and Omantel is hosting an event in Muscat highlighting how 5G connectivity is making the future a reality. During this technology event, visitors experienced a range of 5G use cases from smart cities to virtual, augmented and mixed reality. The demos displayed how 5G-capabilities such as low latency and high data rates, combined with Augmented Reality (AR), can enable new and innovative real-time applications and services.

Use cases included 5G Football demo highlighting how 5G will transform gaming. In addition, City Model demo presents flexible and cost-effective solutions for businesses, charting the potential of using today's infrastructure to build tomorrow's 5G networks. Other exciting demos included the Augmented Reality Carousel, which outlines how the digital transformation of different industries will be powered by 5G and IoT using simple, intuitive yet powerful tool like AR.

Engineer Mohammed Al Kindi, Vice President of Oman Telecom Regulatory Authority said: “5G use-cases are moving from the realms of the imagination to the realms of reality. We are certain that innovative companies of the future are going to be built on 5G technology. Today’s event is in alignment with TRA commitment of creating the right regulatory environment that is aimed to foster technology innovation.”

Commenting on the event, Said Abdullah AL Ajmi, Vice President of Operations at Omantel said: “We are very excited to work with both TRA and Ericsson to bring such use cases to our people which demonstrate the unlimited possibilities that 5G can offer. This is an important milestone in our journey following several successful tests of the technology and a massive upgrade of our infrastructure and transmission network to accommodate the 5G technology requirements in Oman”.

Wojciech Bajda, Vice President and Head of Gulf Countries Council at Ericsson says: “5G networks is the platform for all future innovation. Today’s event aims to inspire our industry partners in Oman with 5G use cases that will deliver new consumer experiences and enable industry 4.0. We are excited to continue to be part of this journey paving the way for 5G in Oman”

In the 5G era, mobile communications service providers anticipate the ability to provide highly scalable and intelligent services through open and globally standardized technology. It is forecasted to be a change-maker affecting various key sectors such as healthcare, mining, and agriculture to name just a few.

The technology roadshow is taking place on June 26-27, 2019 at Telecommunications Regulatory authority building in Muscat.

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