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   Omantel brings ‘Hour of Code’ initiative to Sultanate
Source: http://omanobserver.om/omantel-brings-hour-code-initiative-sultanate/
Source Date: Monday, August 15, 2016
Focus: Citizen Engagement
Summary: Omantel, in partnership with the leading Omani education centre Engineering Village, has brought the international youth computer programming initiative ‘Hour of Code’ to the Sultanate. The global movement, conceptualised by Computer Science Education Week and Code.org, involves a one-hour introduction to computer science and computer programming and has already reached tens of millions of student ... Read More
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   Oman’s average Internet speed only 3.1 Mpbs
Source: http://omanobserver.om/omans-average-internet-speed-3-1-mpbs/
Source Date: Monday, August 15, 2016
Focus: Internet Governance
Summary: Oman’ average Internet speed is 3.1 Mpbs against the global average of 5.6 Mbps and also performs badly when compared with neighbouring countries like UAE (6.9 Mpbs) and Saudi Arabia (3.4) and even Kuwait (4.6) and Qatar (6.7 Mpbs). High-speed Internet is crucial to for Smart Home facilities like (IPTV), online gaming, CCTV monitoring systems, online retail businesses and e-governance, according t ... Read More
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   ITA launches new e-service
Source: http://omanobserver.om/ita-launches-new-e-service/
Source Date: Monday, August 15, 2016
Focus: Electronic and Mobile Government
Summary: As part of easing online transactions and encouraging both citizens and residents to benefit from Public Key Infrastructure, Oman Information Technology Authority (ITA) has launched a new service pertaining to online signature on mobile phones. The beneficiaries will comprehensively be able to finish all their transactions electronically with no need to visit the body concerned. The Ministry of Co ... Read More
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   Oman Broadband sets target at 130,000 units by the year end
Source: http://omanobserver.om/oman-broadband-sets-target-at-130000-units-by-the-year-end/
Source Date: Tuesday, August 09, 2016
Focus: Citizen Engagement
Summary: Oman Broadband keeps an ambitious target of reaching to 130,000 houses by the end of 2016 as it already has access to 60,000 houses in Muscat. The national broadband company of the Sultanate aspires initially to assist the government to achieve its larger goal of e-government and serve the national aspiration of serving the people with the smartest possible broadband facility. This was stated by H ... Read More
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   Broadband strategy to keep pace with rising needs
Source: http://omanobserver.om/broadband-strategy-to-keep-pace-with-rising-needs/
Source Date: Thursday, August 04, 2016
Focus: Internet Governance
Summary: The Council of Ministers’ approval of the National Broadband Strategy (NBS) marks an impressive leap in terms of keeping pace with the modern developments in the field of broadband and meeting needs of the market and operators in relation to broadband. The Council of Ministers mandated the Ministry of Transport and Communications to oversee the strategy implementation, provide the Council of Min ... Read More
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   e-payment solutions poised to jump to another level: official
Source: http://omanobserver.om/e-payment-solutions-poised-to-jump-to-another-level-official/
Source Date: Thursday, July 28, 2016
Focus: Electronic and Mobile Government
Summary: The e-payment solutions in the Sultanate are poised to jump to another level with six to seven new e-payment solutions under consideration of competent authorities and are likely to roll out in phases. An indication of this kind was given by a senior official of the Central Bank of Oman (CBO) during his presentation and subsequent interview with the Observer on the opening day of the Fourth Inte ... Read More
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   Programme to e-link higher education institutions
Source: http://omanobserver.om/programme-to-e-link-higher-education-institutions/
Source Date: Tuesday, July 26, 2016
Focus: Citizen Engagement
Summary: The E-Transformation Committee in the Ministry of Higher Education has developed a project to e-link government and private higher-education institutions with the relevant entities. The presentation was given on the project on Monday by the members of the education council, in the presence of Dr Said bin Hamad al Rubaie, Secretary-General of the Education Council, Dr Abdullah bin Mohammed al Sarmi ... Read More
29 Views | Rated 0.0 | Created On : Jul 26, 2016
   Ministry of Commerce and Industry staff to work in malls as part of new experiment
Source: http://timesofoman.com/article/88422/Oman/Government/Invest-Easy-system-is-nearly-complete:-Minister-of-Commerce-and-Industry
Source Date: Monday, July 25, 2016
Focus: Internet Governance
Summary: Minister of Commerce and Industry Dr. Ali bin Mas’oud Al Sunaidi announced that the ministry would do an important experiment on the occasion of blessed Renaissance Day, July 23. A number of ministry’s employees will start working on July 25 in a number of Shopping Malls in Muscat, Al Buraimi, Salalah, Musandam, Sohar, Nizwa, Sur and A’Rustaq.
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   Global e-commerce conference opens on Tuesday
Source: http://omanobserver.om/global-e-commerce-conference-opens-on-tuesday/
Source Date: Monday, July 25, 2016
Focus: Citizen Engagement
Summary: SALALAH: Oman Chamber of Commerce and Industry (OCCI) in the Governorate of Dhofar, in collaboration with Middle East Centre for Social Consultancies and Studies, will organise on July 26, at Crowne Plaza Hotel Salalah, the 4th international e-commerce conference under the theme “e-payment”. The opening ceremony of the two-day conference will be held under the auspices of Sayyid Mohammed bin Sulta ... Read More
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   Knowledge Oman president to speak at WB Forum
Source: http://omanobserver.om/knowledge-oman-president-to-speak-at-wb-forum/
Source Date: Sunday, June 12, 2016
Focus: Citizen Engagement
Summary: Rym Aoudia, President of Knowledge Oman, has been invited by the World Bank Group to participate and speak at the Global Youth Forum in Washington, DC, on June 13-15. The Global Youth Forum will gather more than 150 partners and representatives from the public and private sectors, civil society and young people themselves, to learn new ideas and to support the actions of the global community. The ... Read More
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