Nawras begins network upgrade in southern regions

Omani telco to double 3.5G network capacity, enhance voice, data coverage

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Nawras begins network upgrade in southern regions
By  Stephen McBride Published  May 3, 2014

Omani telecoms company Nawras has begun work on the upgrade of its mobile network in the southern part of the Gulf nation, as it continues of its nationwide ‘turbocharging’ scheme.

Subscribers in the city of Salalah will be among the first in the sultanate to experience the modernised infrastructure and will be followed by Mirbat, Taqah and Al Mughsail.

Nawras is setting out to double 3.5G network capacity and enhance its voice and data coverage.

The company, which is majority-owned by Qatar’s Ooredoo, will launch a third 3G carrier on the 900MHz band in an effort to boost indoor coverage and service quality, while availability of 4G LTE technology in Salalah will be significantly expanded.

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