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Telecom, postal services flourish in Oman; mobile subscriptions surpass 6.98mn 

5 Jun 2024 Telecom and postal services flourish in Oman; mobile subscriptions surpass 6.98mn

Muscat – Mobile phone subscriptions increased 3% in 2023 to 6.98mn, recording a penetration rate of 135 per 100 individuals.

According to Telecommunications Regulatory Authority’s biannual report for July to December 2023, there was remarkable growth – 102% to 5,238 – in 5G stations compared to the same period in 2022.

Fixed telephone subscriptions increased 3% to 579,000, reaching 82 per 100 households. Fixed broadband subscriptions saw a 5% increase compared to 2022, totaling 562,000 subscriptions and achieving a penetration rate of 80 per 100 households.

Postal sector

The number of outbound packages increased  27% to 207,515, while local packages surged 46% to 1,738,918 in the second quarter of 2023  compared to the same period in 2022. Incoming mail witnessed an 84% growth to 1,197,119 in this period.

United Arab Emirates led in sending international express mail to Oman in the second quarter of 2023, followed by the United States and Saudi Arabia. 

The top three destinations for international express mail originating from Oman were Saudi Arabia, UAE and Qatar.

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