Second mobile telephone operator launched in Oman
Sheikh Mohammed bin Abdullah al Harthy, Oman's Minister of Transport and Communications, inaugurated Wednesday the premises of the Omani-Qatari Telecommunications Company (Nawras) in the presence of Sheikh Abdullah bin Saud al Thani, Qtel Board Chairman. The Minister was briefed on the various sections of the company, its style of management as a communications operator in the Sultanate.
The Minister said in a statement a second mobile telephone operator in the Sultanate will create the necessary competition for improving the service. He ruled out the possibility of the entry of a third operator in the Sultanate mobile telephony sector at present.
The Minister said the Telecom Sector has entered into a new stage that will altar many existing practices and the change will not be restricted to prices only but will also affect the quality of services offered, network adequacy and customers attraction and satisfaction. “We are proud to have Nawras launching its service,” he said.
For his part, Sheikh Abdullah bin Saud al Thani, said the company now has 450 station all over the Sultanate.