The 2012 telecoms retail price benchmarking report for Arab countries published in March 2013 shows that high usage residential and business broadband packages in Oman are provided for the lowest cost in the region, while mobile broadband in the Sultanate is the second cheapest out of the 22 countries surveyed.
The study also shows that broadband in Oman in the 2 Mb/s to 8 Mb/s speed range is ranked most competitive in the region for both business and residential customers. The high rating shows that there has been a huge drop in tariffs, as well as nearly twice as many service options since the last report in 2010.
The recent launch of 4G services in the Sultanate has further enhanced broadband competiveness and taken communications in the country to the next level. This jump in technology took place after the report had been researched and is likely to see Oman scoring even higher in the 2013 results which will be published next year.
Speaking about the findings, Ross Cormack, Nawras CEO, said, “We are turbocharging the entire network and offering customers the latest technology to enjoy even faster broadband speeds, wider coverage and greater quality of service. The launch of superfast 4G placed broadband in Oman alongside the technology standards of the world’s leading countries and puts Nawras into the top ten per cent of global operators to have introduced this service. Customers can be confident that they are enjoying world-class services with very competitive pricing, as this independent survey confirms.”
The report clearly shows that while speeds and data allowances offered by communications providers in Oman have increased, rates continued to drop. Operators in Oman now offer a broader range of plans that include low and high usage bundles and increased data allowances. It now costs less to get started as well as less to use broadband services in the Sultanate.
Further underlining the progress made by operators in Oman, the Sultanate was recently ranked 32 out of 144 countries in the World Economic Forum’s 2013 Global Competitiveness Report. Based on social and economic factors, the report states that Oman is progressing towards a knowledge- and innovation-driven economy using a comprehensive and competitive communications industry. This is recognised by the Forum as one of the key drivers for economic growth. Providers in Oman have lowered costs and introduced the latest handsets and devices into the market, stimulating progress towards this goal.
Nawras is committed to providing pleasingly different services to meet the ever changing needs of customers. The ongoing Network Turbocharging programme has delivered faster speeds, a richer experience, greater capacity and provided deeper indoor coverage, all without increasing costs.
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