Omantel To Launch Oman’s First 4G LTE Network
By staff - Thu Jun 28, 9:50 am
MUSCAT — Omantel, the pioneer integrated telecom services provider in the Sultanate, is paving the way for the future of telecom in the country and marking a historical milestone with the launch of its state-of-the-art 4G LTE network that is centered on providing unparalleled fast broadband speeds in the coming few days. The launch of Oman’s first 4G LTE network shows the company’s leadership and commitment in providing the most advanced broadband services.
Long Term Evolution 4G will be the prevailing future mobile broadband technology and is capable of delivering speeds up to 100 Mbps. This technology will provide customers the opportunity to stream, download, upload data and play online games faster than ever before.
“When developing our 4G LTE proposition, we have focused on real customer broadband needs which were all about speed, reliability and quality. The new low-latency network will offer superior speeds which we expect will have a strong appeal to individual and corporate customers alike making them the perfect fit for almost every customer’s needs,” Haitham Abdullah al Kharusi, Vice- President of Omantel’s Consumer Business Unit said.
“We have been investing in adopting new technologies focusing always on the matured technologies that will enhance our existing offerings for our customers to benefit from. With the awarding of the 4G LTE network contracts last month by Tender Board, we have now reached a stage where our customers can soon start enjoying 4G LTE services through affordable modems and as the technology is developing we will see more devices and handsets with even lower prices,” Haitham al Kharusi further explained.
“As we strive to make our customers the first in the Sultanate to experience this state-of-the-art network, we are proud to announce that we will launch the Sultanate’s first 4G LTE network soon in different areas where SQU Campus will be one of the first areas allowing thousands of students, academic faculty and employees as well as general public to subscribe and truly enjoy 4G LTE services for the first time,” Al Kharusi added.
Commenting on Omantel’s decision to launch 4G LTE services, Prof Amer Ali al Rawas Deputy Vice-Chancellor for Postgraduate Studies and Research at Sultan Qaboos University said: “We are delighted that SQU Campus has been selected as one of the first areas in the Sultanate to witness the launch of first truly 4G LTE network. Our faculty, employees and students will be able from the first day of launch to enjoy the internet at unprecedented speeds which we believe will support SQU efforts in enhancing the learning and knowledge acquiring initiatives and will offer them more options to get connected to the internet.”
“It is important to recognise that our investment in a 4G network forms part of a broader vision. Our vision is to inspire our customers by providing them with a superior range of services and to ensure that we have something for everyone living in the Sultanate. Our investment in a 4G LTE network is an important step on the journey to continuously inspire our customers. The 4G LTE will be an invaluable addition and will crown our portfolio of broadband products launched in the past 8 years such as ADSL, 3.5G and FTTH through GPON technology. To ensure our readiness, preparing our network to adopt such high-tech technology has started long time back by the gradual transition to the next generation networks (NGN),” Al Kharusi concluded.