4th February 2021

Zyalin Parnters with Omantel

  • New ground-breaking technology from Irish firm Zyalin Group has launched in the Sultanate of Oman.
  • Zyalin Group signs deal with Omantel to provide its parental internet control suite to Omantel’s 9 million subscriber base.
  • Omantel will deploy Zyalin’s unique parental internet control product suite to both its broadband and mobile customer base as a value-added service.
  • Omantel, as one of the Middle East’s premier telecoms operator, will now ensure its 3.9 million customers can easily and securely manage their children’s online access and screen time.

Zyalin Group has partnered with Omantel and has launched its new ground-breaking internet control technology product suite in the Sultanate of Oman. In a first of its kind deal, the Dublin based firm has signed with the Middle East’s premier telecoms operator, Omantel, to ensure its 3.9 million customers can easily and securely manage their children’s online access and screen time. The partnership sees the release of iKydz Oman, a smart parental control product suite.

Using Zyalin Group’s IOT infrastructure, iKydz Oman gives parents complete control of what their children are doing online, whether a child is on Wi-Fi at home or out and about using a 3G/4G/5G network. The simple solution delivery allows customers to manage all their children’s connected devices with just one app on their own phone.

Zyalin Group CEO John Molloy said: “We are very excited to partner with Omantel to deliver our revolutionary technology in the Sultanate of Oman. We have found that the Middle Eastern, African, and Asian countries are really embracing this new IOT technology to help manage their children’s internet usage. You could almost say they’re leading the way in how quickly they are deploying solutions to this ever-increasing problem.”

Molloy added “Omantel has recognised the value that our internet control product suite can provide to both them and their customers. What makes us different is that we provide our solutions with a simple, scalable infrastructure, making it easy for operators and providers to deploy revenue-generating, value-adding services to their customers. The benefit for end users is that our solution, unlike others, cannot easily be removed by tech-savvy children. Our product suite gives telecommunication companies a strong differentiator in a fractured marketplace that is crowded with poorly thought-through half-solutions around Internet safety and control. We have created a clever AI-based IOT infrastructure and range of retail-ready products that telecoms companies can simply switch on, white-label and provide immediate internet control solutions to their customers. Our technology works on all platforms, devices and operating systems, anywhere in the world, so we’re the easy, cost-effective, independent choice for operators.”


About Omantel

Oman Telecommunications Company (Omantel) is the first telecommunications company in Oman and is the primary provider of internet services in the country. Omantel is Oman’s first and leading integrated telecommunications services provider, enabling the digital society to flourish, allowing new ways of doing business while delivering a world of information and entertainment right to the people’s fingertips. Omantel domestic operations revenue witnessed an increase of 11% YoY reaching R.O 288 Million in the first half of 2020 compared to R.O 259 Million in the same period of 2019. This was mainly driven by increase in international transit international wholesale business and handset revenues, which are typically low margin revenue streams compared to the core mobile operation’s revenue.

About the Market

According to recent reports, the global parental control market was valued at around USD 1,400 million in 2016 and is expected to reach approximately USD 3,300 million by 2025. The global parental control market is expected to exhibit a Compound Annual Growth Rate of over 11.5% between 2018 and 2025.

About iKydz Oman

The iKydz Oman product suite provides parents with the ability to manage all their children’s Internet-connected devices at home or on mobile, all with one simple app on their phone. Using just one iKydz Oman App, parents can easily apply age-appropriate filters and schedules to each of their children’s internet-connected devices (including smartphones, tablets, laptops, gaming consoles or smart TVs). iKydz Oman makes it easy for you to parent your kids online. For further information, see https://store.omantel.om/webapp/wcs/stores/servlet/en/eshop/ikydz-pro-wifi-box-ikydz-pro-wifi-box.

About Zyalin Product Suite

iKydz Oman has been created by Zyalin Group for Omantel, using its unique white-label cloud-based solution. The solution is available to operators and telecoms companies in an array of configurations, with little to no integration requirements and fast deployment. The technology can be deployed using Zyalin’s existing hardware, directly to the Operators or ISPs existing CPE estate using Zyalin’s Agent technology and also to 3G/4G enabled devices via  Zyalin’s  retail-ready  QR code. All deployment options are managed using  Zyalin’s  clever, first of its kind, NRCP agent (Network Resident Control Protocol) technology.

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About Zyalin Group

Zyalin Group is the creator of the iKydz product suite. Zyalin creates, designs, and builds a range of software solutions to help identify endpoint devices, apply controls to the Internet and to manage network traffic. Content filtering, time scheduling, monitoring and a host of other solutions are created by Zyalin and formed into simple, easy-to-use solutions for providers and end-users alike. Zyalin Group is headquartered in Dublin, with locations in London, Malta, and Nigeria. For further information, see zyalin.com.