Ooredoo Brings Online 4G Coverage in more than 70 New Locations
Ooredoo’s 4G upgrades in each of the Sultanate’s governorates has at over 70 new locations to its network, allowing even more customers to enjoy the internet. The new sites take the total number of areas added to the company’s extensive grid to more than 570 as part of its plan to transform digital experiences through the creation of a Supernet; 4G covering 90% of Oman’s population. The upgrades will now allow residents and entrepreneurs to experience incredible high-speed internet in even more parts of Muscat, Dhofar, and Ad Dakhiliyah among others.
The network upgrades have include the addition of 20 sites in the Batinah, 10 in Al Sharqiyah, and 10 in Muscat with the remainder extending to every governorate of the Sultanate. This will allow visitors to Oman seamless connectivity when exploring major landmarks such as Al Hazm castle and Wadi Bani Khalid, allowing them to share their experiences with loved ones around the world.
Ooredoo’s unprecedented expansion plan is to transform the Sultanate’s digital landscape. The project is set to be completed in the first quarter of 2018 and will add a total of 1,000 locations to the company’s grid. The campaign promises to provide a number of incredible benefits to residents, tourists, and businesses in Oman by creating a platform for greater, faster, and more stable connectivity to boost socio-economic growth.
Omani Qatari Telecommunications Company SAOG (“Ooredoo”) 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, originally operating under the name Nawras. The Company 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, Ooredoo has been an integrated services telecommunications operator and is currently serving over 3 million customers across the Sultanate. Following a successful IPO on 1 November 2010, Ooredoo is listed on the Muscat Stock Market (MSM) under the “ORDS” ticker. Ooredoo is majority owned by Ooredoo Q.S.C. and also has a number of significant Omani shareholders which ensures that the company is strongly integrated into the Omani society. Ooredoo has won a number of awards including Jury’s Distinction Award for Customer Service Excellence in the telecom sector 2013, Leading Telecommunications Company at the Arab Achievement Awards 2013, Best Operator Network at the Telecoms World Middle East 2013 Awards, the CommsMEA award for Middle East Mobile Operator of the Year 2015 and Best Telecommunications Company at the Arab Achievement Awards, 2016.
About Ooredoo Group
Ooredoo is an international communications company operating across the Middle East, North Africa and Southeast Asia. Serving consumers and businesses in 10 countries, Ooredoo delivers the leading data experience through a broad range of content and services via its advanced, data-centric mobile and fixed networks.
Ooredoo served 138 million customers and generated revenues of USD 8.9 billion as of 31 December 2016. Its shares are listed on the Qatar Stock Exchange and the Abu Dhabi Securities Exchange.