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Omantel becomes first telco in the Sultanate to launch 5G for mobile

8 Feb 2021

The strategic impetus that Omantel gives to its every service has taken the shape of an exciting offering mobile phone users in the Sultanate have been waiting for. In a first by any telecom service provider in the Sultanate, Omantel has announced the launch of 5G services for mobile devices giving mobile customers further value and speed for their money and putting the full potential of this pathbreaking communications technology into their hands. 

Omantel, which has always been the first in furthering the latest advancements to its vast subscriber base, made an announcement on Monday, February 08th .

Understanding the needs of the future well in advance, Omantel had rolled out its 5G services for fixed Home Broadband in December 2019 and now, its mobile customers too are able through their 5G enabled mobile devices or 5G router –benefit more from the speed and efficiency this technology offers. 

Oman’s telecom services market has witnessed significant changes over the past years, fuelled by a growth in demand, the thrust towards digital transformation, and evolving user behaviour. Omantel has always stayed above the competition in laying the groundwork for future needs as it also strategically aligns its service delivery suites with national growth.  

The roadmap for launching 5G for mobile had been in place even before late 2019 when 5G services were introduced for Home Broadband in certain areas. Backed by this solid 5G infrastructure and buoyed by the great customer response that exceeded expectations, Omantel has now brought 5G for mobile to revolutionise Oman’s ICT sector as the technology is an enabler for speed, efficiency, and innovation. The Company has been working continuously to make this technology available to as many members of the population as possible by expanding 5G service coverage. 

As 5G reaches more and more customers – be it individuals or enterprises – Oman will be further propelled towards its digital transformation goals that have been enabled by smart solutions and innovative services delivered faster, thanks to the power of 5G and Omantel’s proactive and futuristic approach.

Commenting on the launch, Talal Said Al Mamari, Chief Executive Officer of Omantel said, “Needless to say 5G is the latest communications technology that provides high-speed Internet connection with low latency than any previous technology. Today’s launch of 5G for mobile is yet another remarkable achievement by Omantel. Itis a testimony to the company’s service quality which has resulted in a steady growth in customer numbers.”

Al Mamari added, “We are proud to be the first telecom operator in the Sultanate to commercially launch the 5G network at the end of 2019. Today, we are pleased once again to be the first to launch 5G for mobile, which will open new horizons for the mobile telecommunications sector and will heavily contribute towards supporting growth and digital transformation efforts across different sectors, by facilitating the adoption of the Fourth Industrial Revolution technologies i.e. smart cities, the Internet of Things (IoT) and Artificial Intelligence.’’ 

Omantel has continued to remain a dominant player in Oman’s ICT sector, staying ahead of the game through foresight and investments in the necessary infrastructure. The launch is the latest in a series of achievements by Omantel in bringing the future technologies and further solidifying Oman’s image as the region’s ICT gateway. It is worth noting that Omantel’s mobile network has been recently rated as the fastest in Oman by Ookla, an online platform dedicated to measuring the performance of broadband networks around the world. This achievement is apart from the acknowledged excellence Omantel has shown through innovative technologies and smart solutions.

Omantel is the Sultanate’s first and leading integrated telecommunications services provider, enabling the digital society to flourish, allowing new ways of doing business and delivering a world of information, news and entertainment. While striving to ensure optimum customer satisfaction, Omantel plays a key social role to provide the required support and subsidy to all sectors of the Omani society. 

 

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