Oman based mobile network, Nawras has signed a network upgrade contract with Huawei covering its Radio Access Network to upgrade it to HSPA capability and also increasing indoor coverage.
At the same time the company will deploy a LTE capable network in the 1800Mhz spectrum band.
Ross Cormack, CEO of Nawras commented that "Together with this decision and the TRA's release of two more 3G+ frequencies, we will at least triple our mobile broadband capacity to serve our broadband hungry customers"
Around 30 percent of base stations will be upgraded before the end of this year. The LTE network will cover all major areas of Muscat Governate by the end of the year. All major cities will have LTE coverage by June 2013.
In addition, HSPA population coverage will rise from 53% to 97% over the next three years including greater coverage in remote areas across the Sultanate of Oman. At the same time as new 3G+ sites are being introduced, the WiMAX home broadband network will be extended further to allow for better and deeper penetration in areas where customers use the service.