Omantel enters Africa with PoP

31 March 2023

Omantel has signed a partnership agreement with data centre operator Wingu Group to establish a Point of Presence (PoP) in Djibouti, starting its expansion into the African market.

Omantel will be able to forge new wholesale partnerships with telecom operators and hyperscalers; improve the use of connectivity between Oman and Africa; facilitating better business models; provide better support to customers with connectivity requests to and from Africa.

This partnership is part of Omantel’s ambition to become a leading regional wholesale service provider in the Middle East and Africa.

The company already has points of presence in various countries around the world, notably in France, the United Kingdom, the Netherlands, Germany, and Singapore. It pursues a vision called “From Oman to the World.”

Demos Kyriacou, deputy general manager and chief operating officer of the Wingu Group, said that this collaboration is likely to promote greater connectivity in the region and encourage more global players to opt for the company’s data centre in Djibouti.

A new facility including integrated cable landing stations and a carrier-neutral data centre is under construction, although the timeline for completion is yet to be revealed.