Oman sets annual royalty fees for telecoms operators

8 Mar 2021

The Telecommunications Regulatory Authority (TRA) has established the annual royalty rate that telecoms licensees are obligated to pay to the government of Oman. ‘Ministerial Decision No. 19/2021 Determining the Percentages of the Annual Royalty Prescribed on the Licensee to Provide Telecommunications Services’ states that Class I licensees (including mobile operators) will be required to pay 12% of their total annual revenues, while other fixed line operators must pay 7% in 2021 and 10% of their total annual revenue from 2022. For providers of ‘other telecommunications services’, the rate has been set at 7% of their total annual revenues.