Broadband services in Oman ‘most competitive’
Muscat, July 9, 2013
Broadband and voice service costs in Oman are among the most competitive in the region, said a telecom retail benchmarking report.
The independent report was issued by Aregnet, the Arab world communications regulatory network. It showed that high usage residential and business broadband packages in Oman are provided for the lowest cost in the region, while mobile broadband in the Sultanate is the second cheapest out of the 22 countries surveyed.
The study also showed that broadband in Oman in the 2 mbps to 8 mbps speed range is ranked most competitive in the region for both business and residential customers.
The recent launch of 4G services in the Sultanate has further enhanced broadband competiveness and taken communications in the country to the next level. This jump in technology took place after the report had been researched and is likely to see Oman scoring even higher in the 2013 results which will be published next year, said a statement.
Ross Cormack, Nawras CEO, said: “We are turbo charging the entire network and offering customers the latest technology to enjoy even faster broadband speeds, wider coverage and greater quality of service.”
“The launch of superfast 4G placed broadband in Oman alongside the technology standards of the world’s leading countries and puts Nawras into the top 10 per cent of global operators to have introduced this service,” he said.
The report showed that while speeds and data allowances offered by communications providers in Oman have increased, rates continued to drop.
Further underlining the progress, the Sultanate was recently ranked 32 out of 144 countries in the World Economic Forum’s 2013 Global Competitiveness Report, said the statement.
Based on social and economic factors, the report stated that Oman is progressing towards a knowledge- and innovation-driven economy using a comprehensive and competitive communications industry. - TradeArabia News Service
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