Nawras partners with SES to extend services in Oman

11 March 2014 | Sophie Donoghue


Middle Eastern operator Nawras has signed a capacity agreement with satellite provider SES to provide improved network services to Oman.

The capacity agreement is for SES’s NSS-6 satellite, which is designed to support telecoms infrastructure and broadband network across several regions, including the Middle East.

The deal will allow Nawras, one of Oman’s largest mobile providers, to provide GSM backhaul and broadband to the country, including rural areas.

“Satellite is an important component in our network, as it caters for voice and internet services in hard-to-reach locations,” said Wolfgang Wemhoff, CTO at Nawras.

“We have a trusted partner in SES, where we are assured of a robust and reliable service and the best technical solution, as well as a dedicated local team which understands the dynamics and specific requirements of our business here in Oman,” he added.

In December last year, US-based SpaceX launched a satellite for SES, allowing the operator to serve its growing customer base in India and south east Asia.