Report predicts internet growth in Oman

5 Jan 2006

Competition in Oman’s internet and data communications markets is set to take off in early 2007 according to a new report, Oman Internet and Datacomm Landscape, published by the Arab Advisors Group. The reports says: ‘Internet penetration in Oman is relatively low, when compared to neighboring countries. By the end of September 2005, the penetration stood at around 3.1%. This penetration figure was the reflection of 78,000 subscribers reached by the end of the first nine months of 2005.’ The report goes on to predict that ‘internet subscriber growth will be spurred by competition. Subscribers are projected to grow at a CAGR of 21.5% between 2005 and 2009, concluding the year 2009 with 185,000 internet subscribers.’



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