OmanTel expands GSM roaming network
Oman’s Ministry of Transportation recently signed a series of agreements on behalf of the Omani Telecommunications Company (OmanTel) for the expansion of its GSM roaming network in various parts of the Sultanate.
The agreements were negotiated with five international companies and are valued at 3.9 million Omani rials ($10 million), reported AsiaPulse. The expansion has a target date of completion set for June 2003.
Headquartered in Muscat, government-owned OmanTel is the country’s sole provider of telephony, mobile and Internet services. Full Internet service became available in early in 1997 and after a relatively slow start, usage increased significantly between 1999-2000. It is estimated that Oman’s 2.4 million strong population will need about 500,000 telephone lines by the year 2020. — (menareport.com)
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