Omantel introduces a mobile travel safety service developed in Sweden by GWS

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Omantel and GWS have succeeded with the technical integration and released Omantel’s new value added service a Global Warning Safety App.

The Global Warning App is a personal travel security app, which provides critical real-time alerts directly to the users’ smartphone. The app delivers alerts based on the users’ current location and provides local information to help users stay safe while abroad. The service is now available as a value-added service by Omantel. Subscribers will be able to use the app for person to person emergency communications and receive vetted security information.
This is in line with the new direction for Omantel, focusing on advanced IT technology adding value in mobile services for Oman’s citizens.

Andreas Rodman, CEO of GWS, comments:

“The delivery of the new app has been a team effort by GWS and Omantel. We are pleased to be working with an organization that values safety and sees the value in using technology to empower people. This is our first telecom deal in the Middle East, and we see this as a testament that our content is impartial and international recognized.”

Haitham Abdullah Al Kharusi, VP Consumer at Omantel said:

“Safety and security are our number one priority for people when they are traveling, and we are pleased to be able to offer our customers a very useful tool that ensures that they take adequate precautions when they are on the go.
The app is designed to ensure that our customers are always a step ahead – whether at home or overseas. This initiative, once again, reinforces Omantel’s commitment to developing a robust IT infrastructure that enables innovation, and enhances the telecommunications landscape.” Haitham added.
More information about the Global Warning App is available on Omantel’s website.

About GWS Production AB and Safeture

GWS, (Global Warning System) was founded in 2009, triggered by the experience of the global SARS epidemic, the 2004 Indian Ocean tsunami and the Mumbai terror attacks. The company offers a personal security mobile app, Safeture. The app protects travelers through real-time tracking and provides valuable real-time information about disasters, and other threats that could impact you while you’re abroad. The system consists of a range of services that are delivered via the traveler’s mobile phone, and is suitable for both businesses (Safeture Pro), and for private individuals (Safeture).

About Omantel

Investing in the future of the nation, Omantel connects even the most remote communities of the Sultanate to each other and with the rest of the world. Omantel is the Sultanate’s first and leading integrated telecommunications services provider, enabling the digital society to flourish, allowing new ways of doing business and delivering a world of information, news and entertainment. Today, Omantel boldly innovates to deliver the highest levels of customer satisfaction, the broadest and most reliable nationwide network while investing for Oman’s future development.
The GWS share is listed on NASDAQ First North Stockholm. Sedermera Fondkommission is the Certified Advisor.
For additional information, visit or contact GWS CEO Andreas Rodman: +46 (0) 708 – 10 13 16 or via
This information is information that GWS Production AB is obliged to make public pursuant to the EU Market Abuse Regulation. The information was submitted for publication, through the agency of the contact person set out above, at 09:00 CET on March 30th, 2017.

GWS grundades 2009 efter erfarenheter från en global SARS-epidemi, tsunamin i Indiska Oceanen 2004 och terrorattacken i Mumbai. Bolaget tillhandahåller en mobilbaserad, personlig säkerhetstjänst för att skydda resenärer genom att i realtid spåra och ge information om katastrofer och andra hot som kan påverka resenären – ”Global Warning System”. Global Warning System består av olika tjänster som levereras genom resenärens mobiltelefon.