Nawras launches Oman’s first LTE Home Broadband packages
Muscat, 3September2014–Nawras has launched their new 4G/LTE Home Broadband services for prepaid and postpaid customers – the first in the Sultanate to do so. Using their LTE networkgivescustomers an online experience up to three times faster than 3G, for everything from surfing to movie downloads, music streaming and online gaming.
The monthly plans come in a great range of options for both prepaid and postpaid customers,begins with an entry level bundle offering 10 GB for 15 Omani Rials, then 25 GB for 19 Omani Rials, 75 GB for 23 Omani Rials and 150 GB for 33 Omani Rials.
Feras Al Sheikh, Nawras Director of Consumer Sales, said, “we are the first operator in Oman to offer LTE Home Broadband in Oman and the only operator who is able to have customers up and running on high speed home broadband on the day that they subscribe. We believe customers should not have to wait for home broadband. Everything they need is in the box they leave a Nawras store with, so all customers have to do is plug in a start surfing. As of today, the Batinah coast and large parts of Muscat are covered with our LTE Home Broadband and we plan to roll out to the entire Sultanate over the coming months. So everyone will be able to benefit from faster speeds on one of our great value packages which are designed to suit different usage requirements and budgets.”
The launch of LTE broadband places Oman alongside the world’s leading countries and ensures Nawras is amongst the world’s most advanced operators. The Company has spent more than RO 95 million to date on upgrading their network to date and will invest a further significant amount on network expansion and modernisation this year. Nawras embraces the latest technology to help customers stay connected and the launch of LTE Home Broadband is the next step in making communications easier, more versatile and more rewarding.
New and existing customers can sign up to the new service at any of the 29 Nawras stores countrywide. More information on the full range of Nawras products and services can be found online by visiting the Nawras website at www.nawras.om
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. Nawraswas 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 over 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 Ooredoo, formerly known as 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 Jury’s Distinction Award for Customer Service Excellence in the telecom sector 2013, Innovation in HR Strategy 2011 from Asia’s Best Employer Brand Awards, Leading Telecommunications Company at the Arab Achievement Awards 2013 and Best Operator Network at the Telecoms World Middle East 2013 Awards.
Ooredoo is a leading international communications company delivering mobile, fixed, broadband internet and corporate managed services tailored to the needs of consumers and businesses across markets in the Middle East, North Africa and Southeast Asia. As a community-focused company, Ooredoo is guided by its vision of enriching people’s lives and its belief that it can stimulate human growth by leveraging communications to help people achieve their full potential. Ooredoo has a presence in markets such as Qatar, Kuwait, Oman, Algeria, Tunisia, Iraq, Palestine, the Maldives, Myanmar and Indonesia. The company was named “Best Mobile Operator of the Year” at the World Communication Awards 2013.
The company reported revenues of US$9.3 billion in 2013 and had a consolidated global customer base of more than 95 million people as of 31 December 2013. Ooredoo’s shares are listed on the Qatar Exchange and the Abu Dhabi Securities Exchange.
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