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Omantel Launches SIP Trunking for Large Enterprises

December 30, 2015

By Michael Guta, Contributing Writer

The Cooperation Council for the Arab States of the Gulf or GCC, is a regional organization in the Middle East made up of Bahrain, Kuwait, Oman, Qatar, Saudi Arabia and the United Arab Emirates. These six countries have enormous natural resources, which has allowed them to make investment in their infrastructure to first world standards. This includes leapfrogging legacy systems in ICT and deploying the latest technologies across their respective countries. Omantel, the largest telecommunications provider in the Sultanate of Oman, just announced the launch of Session Initiation Protocol (SIP) trunking services for its corporate customers.


As the GCC continues to make improvements to infrastructure, they have to deliver ICT that will bring the right companies to do business in their country. Omantel is a comprehensive communications service provider which is part of Oman’s Renaissance plan to introduce more progress to its people as part of its national development agenda.

With its SIP service, Omantel will be able to deliver a solution that will give its enterprise clients access to a wide range of value added services which they can pass on to their customers and partners.

“The SIP service is an ideal solution that provide multiple voice services to fixed lines with several benefits…with innovative solution that meet their business needs, enhance their performance, save their time and enabling them to remain always connected with their clients,” said Eng Ahmed bin Ali al Ojaily. The company is providing the service with three different tiers starting with 10, 20 and 30 channels.

The SIP trunking service companies offer differs from vendor to vendor. For example, Nextiva Trunking is a non-hosted service offered by Nextiva for communications setup between a local or enterprise PBX to Nextiva’s SIP Trunking server. This allows the local PBX the ability to connect to worldwide call routing through Nextiva’s infrastructure.

This solution offers the same capability as a virtual PBX, because it is using the Nextiva infrastructure to carry out all of the telephony functions. Organizations can use their existing PBX and phone systems by connecting to the company’s SIP trunking service by simply entering Nextiva’s registration string and pointing the device to Nextiva’s servers.

Once it is connected businesses can access a range of services, including manage phone numbers, Caller ID, add multiple PBX options, review call history, set forwarding fail-overs, establish E911 options for multiple sites and more. 




Edited by Maurice Nagle

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