Awasr launches first high-speed fibre Internet services in Muscat

Muscat - 

Oman’s first specialised high-speed fibre Internet provider, Awasr, officially announced the launch of its first phase services in Al Khoudh, Mawaleh, Al Hail, Ma’abela and Shatti al Qurum, on Monday.

The announcement was made during a ceremony organised by the company at Al Bustan Palace, a Ritz-Carlton Hotel. The event was held in the presence of high-ranking government officials, dignitaries and Awasr staff members.

Awasr plans to spread its network across rest of Muscat and other areas in the sultanate too. H H Sayyid Taimur bin Asaad al Said, chairman of Awasr, said, “The broadband fibre optic packages offered by Awasr aim to support government’s vision to reinforce sultanate’s digital infrastructure and offer high-speed Internet services.

Our new 1GB offer will drive the market to provide high speeds needed to allow people and enterprises to become more innovative and will contribute to the prosperity and sustainable development of the sultanate.”

Ghaith bin Mohammed al Darmaki, chief technology officer of Awasr, said, “The launch marks a new era in the telecommunications sector, especially by providing high-speed fibre optic Internet services. This reflects our strategy of becoming the trusted partner that can meet the increasing demand, which is in line with the sultanate’s development across all sectors.”

 

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Mohamad Madhoun, commercial advisor of Awasr spoke about company’s expansion plans, which include packages targeted for small and medium enterprises and services that cater to the different needs of customers, such as media and content. He also touched upon the importance of expanding fibre optic technology to reach as many customers as possible.

 

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Graeme Lowther, strategy adviser of Awasr, delivered the opening address during the inauguration. He said, “The culture at Awasr is based on four core values: Simple, Caring, Smart and Agile. These values guide everything we do. We ensure our services are free from unnecessary complexity, to help our customers enjoy the best high-speed Internet experience. Simplicity and caring, in fact, mark the way we support our customers, for whom we strive to provide the highest standard of customer service.”

Awasr has signed several strategic partnership agreements with pioneering local, regional and international companies in the telecommunications sector, to ensure the delivery of cutting-edge services and world-class technology. It has signed agreements with the Oman Broadband Company (OBC); Salience Consulting, the regions’ experts in broadband, and Singapore-based View-Qwest, a leading provider of high-speed fibre optic Internet services in Singapore, and Orixcom, who are specialists in Internet Capacity and cloud services.  

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