Telco Ooredoo to expand coverage to more areas of Oman

Telecommunications company Ooredoo aims to provide wider mobile internet access across Oman with the recent renewal of its license requirement following approval from the Oman Telecommunications Regulatory Authority.

Through its deployment of new mobile network sites with broadband capability for rural and remote communities, Ooredoo will enable 2G, 3G and 4G coverage for the first time in around 37 previously uncovered areas. Meanwhile, consumers in 31 other towns in Oman were able to maintain their coverage using 2G, 3G and 4G mobile technologies.

These mobile technologies support many people, including students. Increased mobile internet adoption will also increase public access to e-government services.

Small and medium enterprises and home entrepreneurs can use mobile services to participate in the digital economy and contribute to the growth, diversification and innovation of the national economy in different sectors.

Dr Ahmed Abdullah Al Abri, Head of Technology and Information at Ooredoo, said: “The Telecommunications Regulatory Authority’s framework encourages the expansion of mobile broadband networks to rural and remote areas of Oman.

“This supports our overall national goal of digital inclusion in line with the goals set out in Oman’s Vision 2040. So far, we have completed 50 percent of our goal during 2021 and 2022 and the work will continue in 2023. We are proud to be leading our network and affordable quality services to remote areas while meeting regulatory standards.”

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