Nokia brings 5G FWA to Oman

Finnish kit vendor Nokia has helped Ooredoo Oman to offer 4G and 5G fixed wireless access to its customers.

Samatel has launched an MVNO in Oman with Nawras

The fifth operational MVNO has launched in Oman in the shape of Samatel, which follows in the wake of Friendi and its sub brand Halafoni, Renna, Mazoon, and Apna. Samatel will be hosted on the Nawras network and is reportedly targeting low-end mass market and small-and-medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) and is also pinning hopes on loyalty programs. The company is using of an operating and technology platform provided by Mobile Virtual Network Enabler (MVNE) Effortel.

Wind of change lifts Middle East MVNOs

Following the launch of the Middle East region’s first MVNOs – Friendi Mobile and Renna in Oman earlier this year – winds of change appear to be blowing through a market once reluctant to accept virtual operators.

First MVNO launches in Middle East

The Middle East’s first mobile virtual network operator (MVNO), Friendi Mobile, launched in Oman today, setting in motion what industry watchers expect to be a trend for the region.

PCCW wins Oman fixed line licence

A consortium including Hong Kong operator PCCW and a local investor has won a fixed line licence for Oman, the country’s communications regulator said over the weekend. The Oman Telecommunications Regulatory Authority announced the award to Awaser Oman Consortium, which achieved the highest marks in the technical and commercial evaluation as well as the financial […]

Oman opens up fixed line market

Oman has opened bidding on a new fixed line telecommunications licence to be made available in the country, opening up the market to overseas investors. Oman has a population of approximately 2.75 million and the local regulatory authority estimates the current fixed penetration rate at 10 per cent. Broadband is at a very low penetration […]


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