SCT and Dunes sign VSAT service agreement for oil & gas sector

Business Monday 12/July/2021 17:18 PM
By: Times News Service
SCT and Dunes sign VSAT service agreement for oil & gas sector

Muscat: Space Communication Technologies Company (SCT) and Dunes Middle East Company (Dunes) have signed an agreement to provide VSAT (very small aperture terminal) solutions to the oil and gas vertical of the Omani market.

SCT is supporting Dunes to connect its first Oil and Gas customer using the latest Ka-band technology from the SCT Earth Station in Al Amerat Teleport on the Omani satellite payload @ 30.5 E., to the end customer’s headquarters.

Dunes have acquired a Class III license from Telecommunication Regulatory Authority (TRA) and it operates as a Virtual Network Operator (VNO) to manage its customer networks. This VSAT connectivity service will cover remote sites in the governorate of Dhofar. The collaboration of SCT and Dunes will empower Dunes to work with different market segments to provide connectivity via satellite in different locations and diversified applications.

“Signing with Dunes Middle East is a milestone for SCT as support to Class III licensees in the Sultanate of Oman, who will deliver the VSAT services to the Enterprise customers across the Sultanate. We are delighted to witness this growth especially by the newcomers to the market,” Eng. Salim Al Alawi, Executive Director of SCT excitingly shared.

Khuwailid Al Hinai, Executive Director of Dunes Middle East said, “We are really very proud to be the first service provider to deliver the new Ka technology VSAT services to oil and gas companies in Oman. Signing the contract with SCT is one of the biggest achievements to Dunes ME, especially after witnessing a successful service delivery to our first customer. This has built trust and confidence in us in order to continue our journey with our strategic partner SCT. We thank our partner SCT for their continued support in achieving our plans and goals and looking forward to long-term business with them and future growth for all of us.”