Nawras offers faster internet speeds after upgrade
Muscat, August 26, 2013
Oman-based telecom company Nawras’ base station sites in Quriyat are now providing customers with faster broadband speeds after a recent upgrade to 3G+technology and the addition of a second data carrier.
This upgrade marked the start of phase two of the Network Turbocharging programme which is being rolled out nationwide.
Results of a survey carried out at end of the initial phase of the extensive programme showed the positive impact of the network changes, said a statement.
Turbocharging is continuing along the Al Batinah coastline from Al Suwaiq towards Shinas and by November, customers in Fahud area will also start to benefit, it said.
The countrywide turbocharging programme will continue in phases until all Nawras base station technology has been replaced, it added.
Chief technology officer Wolfgang Wemhoff said: “Many new sites have been going live over the past 12 months as our team of more than 500 people works around the clock. After turbocharging the densely populated areas of Muscat we are now activating more sites and rolling out the new network technology to many more customers in areas north and south of the capital.”
“Customers can enjoy the new data experience with entry level plans starting from as little as 500 Baisa ($1.3) for a weekly WhatsApp 50 MB plan or just one Rial for one GB of data on the daily Nawras Mousbak plan,” he added.
Broadband usage has dramatically increased since the Network Turbocharging programme began, said the statement.
In June, an independent study conducted by consumer researchers MRI showed that 93 per cent of customers interviewed were ‘satisfied’ or ‘extremely satisfied’ with the quality of service offered by Nawras.
During the completed first phase of the programme, Nawras invested RO60 million in the future of broadband in the Sultanate by adding the latest communications technology, upgrading the core network, installing more new base stations and activating two new data carriers to more than double capacity and speeds, it added. - TradeArabia News Service