The Oman Telecommunications Regulatory Authority (TRA) set 2025 as its goal to provide the country with the best network and ensure the advancement of the telecommunications sector.
TRA recently discussed the telecommunications infrastructure expansion projects for 2023. The talk reviewed the past five years’ investments and basic measurement indicators for evaluating the affordability and quality of telecommunications services in Oman.
According to the TRA, mobile phone subscriptions experienced a notable 140% growth rate in comparison to the overall population. In addition, fixed broadband coverage reached 80%.
The TRA also discussed 12 newly issued regulations affecting the quality of communications services as well as the rights of users of these services. These regulations will further streamline the implementation of telecommunication services and standardize the introduction of voice or video communication options through the “Internet Protocol.”
The TRA stated that 94% of schools are now covered by telecommunication services and that 1,146 of these schools are covered by a 5G fiber optic network. It detailed an ongoing project aimed at transferring current 3G subscribers to 4G and 5G services. Therefore, all stations currently operating with 3G service will be upgraded to 4G and 5G in the future.
In conclusion, the TRA announced that it is aiming to establish a sustainable competitive environment for telecommunications services. It will continue to target the prices of services provided by telecommunications companies and work to ensure the implementation of transparency to better serve the beneficiaries of telecom services.