Telecom vendors have been playing a crucial role amid the COVID-19 pandemic. The technologies and solutions they are offering are helping businesses overcome the current challenges. Nokia is one the vendors that are leading the battle against COVID-19 with its state-of-the-art solutions. On the World Telecommunication and Information Society Day, we are celebrating such achievements made by telecom giants to serve people and guarantee communication in all circumstances.

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With the world turned upside down by the coronavirus, telecommunications companies face one of the greatest challenges in their history. Like other organizations, they have a duty to, first and foremost, support and care for their employees. But telcos are also under enormous pressure to continue delivering infrastructure and services critical to everyone, especially during a crisis of this magnitude.

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The Telecommunications Regulatory Authority (TRA) celebrated the World Telecommunication and Information Society Day, which falls on May 17 of each year, the International Telecommunication Union’s founding day. The celebration took place through a digital session on Microsoft Teams attended by H.E. Eng. Majed Al Mesmar, TRA deputy director general for the telecom sector, department directors and employees of TRA. The session discussed the role of the telecom sector in enabling all sectors in the country to ensure business continuity and to overcome the current challenges.

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Decades back when Oman had first embarked on its development journey, heavy trucks loaded with tons of construction materials journeyed around the country to transform the nation into a modern country. Today, the scene has changed dramatically as the modern world lies beneath the network and cables that transmit data, and the innovative ICT solutions that reshape our lives to become smarter.

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The telecommunications sector has always been at the forefront of innovation in the way that it has been connecting people and driving digital transformation in other industries for decades. Telcos have helped businesses all over the world to comprehend and unlock their full potential through digitalization. It has a proven track-record of being the ultimate key enabler in advancing the commercial world into the fourth industrial revolution.

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