TRA approves new wholesale prices for Omantel, Ooredoo

7 Nov 2018

Oman’s Telecommunications Regulatory Authority (TRA) has approved the Reference Access and Interconnection Offers (RAIOs) of Oman Telecommunications Company (Omantel) and Ooredoo. Muscat Daily writes that the tariffs of wholesale services have been rationalised based on the cost models developed by the TRA, as well as models submitted by the two operators, with the aim of promoting effective competition in the telecoms sector. As such, mobile termination rates (MTRs) will be reduced in phases from the current charge of OMR0.015 (USD0.039) to OMR0.004 per minute over four years, while the mobile call origination rate has been reduced from OMR0.0166 to OMR0.01054 per minute.

The new RAIOs are available on the websites of the licensees, which have been given two months to replace their existing wholesale agreements with new agreements in accordance with the approved offers.