The Information Technology Authority (ITA) and Omantel have held a workshop to discuss the Oman Government Network and upgrades to MPLS.
The two-day event, at the InterContinental Hotel, covered the ITA and Omantel's plans for the OGN, and the latest services and upgrades to the Multi-Protocol Label Switching system and the enhancements this will enable for users of the unified government network.
The workshop was intended to provide a communications platform for all users of the network to discuss ideas and requirements.
Nuzha Mohammed Almaharbi, team lead, Oman Government Network at ITA commented: "Oman Government Network (OGN) is a single communication national infrastructure considering it to be a vital tool towards the advancement of our eGovernment transformation and provision of efficient government eServices. On September 2016, OGN has linked 1,025 government websites from 80 government entity into a single unified network. Through this particular workshop, our aim was to setup a platform through which both ITA and Omantel are able to showcase our plans with regards to MPLS and ICT."
Highlighting the strategic importance of conducting the Government Networks workshop, Todd Dick, vice president of Omantel Corporate Unit added: "Omantel, in cooperation with ITA, has positively impacted the quality of services rendered and this is very clear from the number of sites that have been connected to the unified government network.
"The achievement made in e-Oman society initiative has contributed to the growth of the national economy and enhanced the development process. I commend the role played by the ITA and thank it for its trust in choosing Omantel as the partner in the e-government initiative," he said.
The topics covered at the event were the latest developments in MPLS and the introduction of the new e-Government Portal, which will be available through the Omantel website. This new portal will make it easy for government MPLS customers to make new requests as and when required. The workshop also focused on the escalation process for any issues the customers might have with regards to the MPLS mechanism.
"We are honoured to partner with the ITA for the e-government initiative and will continue to serve them with the most advanced technologies and services at our disposal. In doing so we will continue to play our part in accelerating the development and growth of the national economy," Dick added.