Muscat – The Telecommunications Regulatory Authority (TRA) plans to measure the performance of fixed broadband services in the sultanate.
To this end, the authority is inviting qualified companies to submit bids for the tender ‘Fixed Broadband Performance Measurement Programme’.
Technical and financial proposals are to be submitted separately, TRA stated in the tender document.
The last date for submission of bids is May 17.
According to Speedtest by Ookla, a world leader in analysis of Internet access performance metrics, Oman’s fixed broadband is ranked 77th in the world with a download speed of 43.91Mbps and upload speed of 17.30Mbps.
Earlier in February this year, TRA and Ookla had a collaborative arrangement as part of the authority’s aim to leverage the latest technologies to gauge mobile and fixed broadband performance across Oman.
The collaboration will help drive network improvements in Oman, delivering significant new value to local mobile operators who build the networks and consumers who rely on them.
“Ookla’s unique data insights will help TRA identify weak spots and consequently guide network operators to improve their networks, in turn creating a better experience for people in Oman,” said Ahmed Hassan al Haddabi, executive manager of TRA’s Strategic Planning Unit.
“We look forward to leveraging Ookla’s data to assist us in making informed decisions to advance Oman’s ranking internationally in support of the government’s Oman Vision 2040.”