Omani telecoms operator Nawras has successfully activated its third 3.5G data carrier along the Al Batinah coastline, as part of its extensive network ‘turbocharging’ programme. The company, which is majority owned by Qatar’s Ooredoo, said the new data carrier on the 900MHz frequency band will enable its customers from Al Bustan to Shinas to enjoy faster download speeds and better indoor coverage, significantly improving online experience in homes and offices. ‘In November, we activated the enhanced 3G+ services in Quriyat and Dagmar. This was done as part of extensive testing and preparation in order to assure a seamless activation of this excellent service in the densely populated areas of Al Batinah coastline,’ commented Nawras’ chief technology officer Wolfgang Wemhoff, adding: ‘Moving on with the countrywide Turbocharging Programme, Nawras has tripled mobile data speed across the entire Nawras network. We enhanced significantly the data capacity within the turbocharged areas allowing customers to enjoy fast internet browsing and download speeds. Nawras aims to provide 3G+ services to over 90% of the population of Oman by the end of 2014. Furthermore, our customers in the Wilayat of Madha in Musandam now can enjoy fast mobile internet browsing for the first time.’
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