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 Tuesday, 09 June 2009

Oman Mobile has announced the launch of an upgraded 3G network that supports peak download speeds of up to 14.4MBps. The Manager of Main Services at Oman Mobile Ali Kashoub noted that the company has also expanded the coverage of 3.5G network to include several regions of the Sultanate.

The network is now available in all parts of Muscat governorate and several cities in Dhofar, the wilayats of Sohar, Barkaa, Al-Sawadi, Sohar Port, the Industrial estate in Al-Batinah region, Sur, Sinaw, Ja'alan Bani Bo Hassan, Ja'alan Bani Bo Ali in Al-Sharqia Region, and the Wilayats of Buraimi, Ibri, Nizwa, Manah, Al-Hamraa and Izki.

Mr. Ali Kashoub concluded by saying that "the 3.5G network would serve all segments of the society including individuals and businesses because it would raise the work standard in these businesses through fast data and information transfer from one location to another as well as saving files in very high speeds."

Rival network operator, Nawras upgraded its network to HSPA supporting 7.2MBps last July.

According to figures from the Mobile World, Oman Mobile ended the first quarter of this year with some 1.76 million customers. Of that base, it is estimated that just 35,000 are using the 3G network.

Source: Cellular News.