06 January 2009

Technology highlights of 2008 - Oman

Driven by a strong vision of His Majesty reiterated in his Majlis speech this year, Oman is expediting its ICT uptake by way of public service delivery through electronic channels and several human resource skill development programs in the IT sector were undertaken all through 2008.

The Sultanate of Oman expands its telecom sector by opening of its fixed line services for Nawras and inviting three new players into the mobile services market. These moves increase competition and hopefully result in improved services at reduced costs.

The first set of Electronic Transaction laws of the country were issued to provide a framework regulatory environment in the country to promote both e-government and e-commerce.

Oman’s ePayment gateway was launched for enabling both public and private sector members to receive payments made through the Internet.

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