Oman based mobile network, Omantel has launched its LTE network, the first in the Sultanate. The launch follows the awarding of Omantel's LTE network contracts to Huawei and Ericsson end of last May.
"We are proud to announce the launch of first commercial 4G LTE network in the Sultanate centered on providing our customers with unprecedented speeds which will revolutionize the way we use the internet" Dr. Amer Awadh Al Rawas, CEO of Omantel, said addressing the audience of the press conference.
"As of today, we have successfully completed the build-out of more than 50 sites across the Sultanate. At launch, the 4G LTE network will be available to tens of thousands of people in different areas. Among these areas are Sultan Qaboos University Campus, Mawalleh, Al Khaudh, Al Khuwair and Ruwi, in Muscat Governorate as well as Buraimi and Khasab. We are committed to extend coverage to the majority of Muscat and the main cities nationwide in the next period." Al Rawas added.
"We have selected these initial areas in particular as these locations have many users and high traffic in 3.5G. With the expected uptake of 4G LTE we foresee a more balanced load which will result in improved speeds for both 3.5G and 4G networks" Dr Al Rawas pointed out.
Omantel is offering LTE services with a promotional offer at the same rates of the 3.5G Mobile Broadband packages.