Mobile broadband subs top 1.65m at end-2012

28 May 2013

According to the latest figures from the Telecommunications Regulatory Authority (TRA), Oman ended 2012 with a total of 304,545 fixed telephony lines, an increase of 6% from 287,323 twelve months earlier. Including subscribers of mobile resellers, total wireless customers increased from 4.809 million at 31 December 2011 to 5.277 million a year later, of which 91.2% were pre-paid customers. Active mobile broadband subscribers reached 1.646 million at the end of 2012, compared to 1.076 million in Q4 2011, while fixed broadband lines increased from 78,214 to 113,324 over the same period. As of 31 December 2012, the majority of fixed broadband subscribers (86%) had access to download speeds of between 2Mbps and 10Mbps, according to the TRA.