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Press Release -- June 27th, 2013
Source: CDNetworks

CDNetworks Expands in Oman with Partner Omantel

Omantel and CDNetworks help customers reach this emerging ecommerce market

SAN JOSE, Calif.–()–CDNetworks has partnered with Omantel, the pioneer provider of total communications solutions in the Sultanate of Oman, to improve delivery of internet content, applications, and ecommerce throughout Oman and the region for CDNetworks’ over 18,000 global websites and cloud services.

“This partnership with CDNetworks will not only prove to be beneficial to Omantel’s customers in Oman through better internet quality, but it is also a strong and attractive value proposition to international carriers and telecom service providers buying internet capacity from Omantel,” said Sohail Qadir, Vice President Wholesale at Omantel.

Omantel has more than 50 direct connections with international partners, over nine submarine cable landings, and multiple terrestrial border crossings linked with major expansion initiatives on the way. This combined with a strong regional presence, and unique access to the GCC and East-Asian countries, Omantel has placed itself as a strong international telecom player in the region.

According to A.T. Kearney’s E-Commerce Index, Oman is in the top ten developing markets with the most potential for ecommerce. Oman’s internet users already comprise about 68% of the population of close to three million, but the healthy GDP per capita ($29K according to the International Monetary Fund) makes Oman a great online market for designer brands not always available at the local shopping mall. In addition to Omantel’s submarine cable network connecting the region, Oman shares borders with the United Arab Emirates, Saudi Arabia, and Yemen, allowing greater reach to the Middle East.

“CDNetworks’ continued expansion in the Middle East helps our customers reach the fastest growing, and sometimes hardest to reach, markets,” said Jeff Kim, President & COO, CDNetworks. “Statistics show that the online population in the Middle East is embracing ecommerce and online transactions, and Oman has a unique geographical location as a gateway to the Middle East enabling us to efficiently serve our e-business customers throughout this expanding region.”

Oman is the latest addition to CDNetworks’ Middle East coverage including PoPs in Saudi Arabia, United Arab Emirates, Qatar, Iraq, and Israel.

About Omantel

Omantel is the pioneer of total communications solutions in the Sultanate of Oman with the widest choice of state of the art services with the broadest network coverage. As the only truly national network in Oman, Omantel offer innovative end-to-end communication solutions serving home, mobile, and business customers.

In the international wholesale arena, Omantel is considered one of the most prominent and competitive wholesale telecommunication providers in the Middle East region. In addition, it is one of the leading companies in the field of submarine cable networks and a key participant in several submarine cables as well with direct terrestrial links, which link Asia, Europe, and America passing through the Middle East region, meeting the international capacity requirements of clients locally and internationally, thereby sustaining the Company’s leading position among its competitors.

Omantel’s wholesale strategy is to be a carrier of carriers and to be the link between the East and the West for the region and beyond. For more information, please visit

About CDNetworks

CDNetworks enables Global Cloud Acceleration. Our mission is to transform the internet into a secure, reliable, scalable, and high performing Application Delivery Network. CDNetworks’ unique position as the only multinational CDN with expertise and infrastructure in China, Russia, and other emerging markets, enables us to be trusted partners in local markets, while serving as foremost experts on extending into global markets. Accelerating more than 18,000 global websites and cloud services over our 140 PoPs, CDNetworks serves its e-business customers across industries like finance, travel, eCommerce, learning management, high tech, manufacturing, and media. CDNetworks has been serving its enterprise customers for more than 13 years, and has offices in the U.S., Korea, China, Japan, and the UK. For more information, please visit:


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