Nawras plans to invest $350 million Oman network

21 March 2013 |

Middle Eastern operator Nawras plans to invest $350 million on its network infrastructure over the next three years.

Oman’s second largest operator has already spent $150 million on upgrading its network in the past five months. CEO Ross Cormack claims the carrier is committed to “turbo charging Omantel’s network programme”.

He told local reporters: “We have taken all the base stations from Al Bustan to beyond Al Musannah and completely replaced all of them with the latest base stations to offer super-fast broadband 4G LTE service three weeks ago, which mean we can use all the frequencies rolled out by the Omani government.”

Nawras has reportedly doubled the amount of broadband data traffic carried at any time and added new base stations as part of its network restructure. The company is also expected to benefit from initiatives taken by the government, which includes becoming more active in the fixed broadband market.

The Oman-based carrier serves more than two million customers, representing 40% of Oman’s mobile market.