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Oman plans 3G shutdown from Q3 2024

27 Feb 2023

Oman’s Telecommunications Regulatory Authority (TRA) is looking to ensure that the Sultanate’s 3G mobile networks are shut down from the third quarter of 2024, reports Oman Daily Observer. The move is aimed at refarming spectrum resources currently used for 3G services for more advanced mobile data networks such as 4G and 5G technologies, as well as improving service quality for consumers. The 3G sunset process will take place gradually, starting in the country’s least populated areas.

TeleGeography’s GlobalComms Database states that Oman is home to three mobile network operators, namely state-owned incumbent Oman Telecommunications Company (Omantel), Qatari-owned Ooredoo Oman and locally-owned newcomer Oman Future Telecommunications, which operates under the brand name Vodafone.

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