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Nawras Business offers VSAT technology for companies in rural areas

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Nawras Business offers VSAT technology for companies in rural areas

VSAT service from Nawras allows companies to get closer


Muscat, 7 February 2012 – Nawras, Oman’s customer friendly communications provider, is now helping businesses in rural areas by providing enhanced coverage via the launch of VSAT technology. Even In the most secluded locations, companies can now gain access to the internet or connect to their corporate networks nationwide.


VSAT, as ‘very small aperture terminal’ is commonly known, is used to transmit data and internet via satellite communication.  Two solutions are being offered to Nawras Business customers including dedicated internet bandwidth and Point to Point connectivity over ‘Single Channel Per Carrier’ or SCPC technology. This option is ideal for medium and large companies, particularly where security and high speed is a priority.


Alternatively, best effort internet access over Time Division Multiple Access, known as TDMA provides shared capacity through a more economical service without jeopardising quality levels.  TDMA is ideally suited to meet the requirements of small and medium enterprises.


VSAT from Nawras is easily scalable, reliable and gives cost efficiency without compromising on quality.  Helping customers get more from their business, Nawras tailors products and services to deliver communications that support company development which is always backed up by professional after sales service.  


Outlining some of the many benefits of the new VSAT service, Nawras Business Data & Internet Products Manager Mohammed bin Jaffer Al Najwani, said, “We believe that connectivity is no more a luxury, rather a necessity, even when operating in rural areas of the country.  Our VSAT offerings come with variable speeds and prices to suit different budgets and needs.  Most importantly, we are providing an end to end solution with flexibility and reliability that will enhance the communication experience and allow our customers to get more from their business.”


Nawras Internet Professional (NIP-VSAT) with shared bandwidth and unlimited data involves a one-off set up fee of 250 Omani Rials and monthly fees ranging from 319 Omani Rials, while the point to point Nawras Ethernet Service (NES-VSAT) with dedicated bandwidth can be established for a one-time fee of 105 Omani Rials with monthly fees ranging from 669 Omani Rials upwards.


Nawras is proud to be serving an ever growing number of companies from small home offices to large corporations, in the public and private sectors. With an extensive portfolio of mobile and fixed services as well as multi-technology access network, Nawras is able to suggest the most suitable communication solutions to match each business customer’s needs and always offers reliable support.  VSAT is now the latest addition to a long list of services designed to help businesses grow.


Nawras customers are invited to contact their account manager to take advantage of this new service.  All other enquiries should be directed to 9510 1503, any Nawras Store or through the website at www.nawras.om/vsat.


A Qtel Group company, Nawras is dedicated to enriching the lives of people in Oman through better communication services delivered in a caring, excellent and pleasingly different way.






Omani Qatari Telecommunications Company SAOG was founded and registered in the Sultanate of Oman in December 2004. It launched its service in March 2005 as the challenger mobile operator in Oman operating under the name Nawras. Nawras was awarded the second fixed licence in Oman in 2009, and launched its international gateway in April 2010, its corporate fixed and broadband services in May 2010, and its residential fixed and broadband services in June 2010. Since 2010 Nawras has been an integrated services telecommunications operator and is currently serving around 2 million customers across the Sultanate. Following a successful IPO, Nawras is listed on the Muscat Stock Market (MSM) under the “nwrs” ticker since 1 November 2010.  Nawras is majority owned by the Qtel Group and also has a number of significant Omani shareholders which ensures that the company is strongly integrated into the Omani society. Nawras has won a number of awards including Innovation in HR Strategy 2011 from Asia’s Best Employer Brand Awards, Outstanding Leader from TMT Finance Middle East 2011, Best IPO in the Middle East from emeafinance magazine and Strategic Leadership Award from Global HR Excellence Awards 2011.


About the Qtel Group

The Qtel Group provides a full range of telecommunications services in Qatar and across its presence in 17 countries. Our vision is to be among the top 20 telecommunications companies in the world by 2020 through expansion in both the MENA region and South East Asia.




For further information please contact:

Julie Amann

Press Manager

e-mail: julie.amann@nawras.om

+968 9510 3669

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