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PCCW consortium sets out its stall

3 Nov 2008 reports that Oman’s new fixed line licensee, the consortium formed by Hong Kong-based PCCW International and local partners under the name Awaser Oman, has issued a statement pledging to revolutionise communications in the country. PCCW Group Managing Director Alex Arena said: ‘We welcome liberalisation of the fixed telecommunications market, along with the award of this licence, which empowers Awaser Oman to revolutionise communications in Oman, deliver tremendous benefits to consumers, businesses and government and drive economic growth…In developing our network and commercial plans for Oman, we paid the utmost attention to Telecommunications Regulatory Authority objectives, which are to increase resilience in Oman’s fixed infrastructure via creation of a second network, and to increase broadband penetration.’ Oman’s second fixed line operator will offer services under the brand Awaser Oman, which means ‘connecting Oman’ in English. Its licence covers the provision of local and international wireline services, radio frequencies for broadband, submarine communication cables, and transmission stations.

Oman, PCCW Group

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