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‘5G networks still facing radio interferences’

7 Oct 2020

The fifth generation (5G) networks affiliated with Oman Telecommunications Company (Omantel) and Ooredoo have been significantly affected by transborder radio interference in some parts of the sultanate.

In a notice issued to inform users in the sultanate that the 5G networks of mobile operators in the sultanate are affected due to external radio interference, the Telecommunications Regulatory Authority (TRA) said, ‘The 5G networks of Omantel and Ooredoo are still encountering external radio interference, affecting the performance of some stations on the coastline of North and South Batinah and Musandam governorates. 

‘Following coordination with neighbouring countries, it appeared that their 5G networks are also experiencing similar interferences at this time. Hence, TRA held a series of meetings with several parties in the region as well as manufacturers to find appropriate solutions to stop these interferences.’

TRA apologised for the problems faced by the operators of 5G networks and stated that it was out of their control and confirmed that work is currently underway with all the relevant parties to tackle the issue. 

A similar notice was issued by the TRA in June this year concerning the interference in 5G networks in border areas. 


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