Oman Mobile increases 3.5G download speeds to 14.4Mbps

8 Jun 2009

Oman Mobile, the wireless arm of the country’s incumbent telco Oman Telecommunications Company (Omantel), has announced it has introduced mobile broadband speeds of up to 14.4Mbps download on its 3.5G HSDPA network. Ali Kashoub, manager of main services at Oman Mobile, said that improving the speed from 7.2Mbps to 14.4Mbps will contribute to the creation of new applications including mobile video conferencing, adding: ‘the 3.5G network would serve all segments of the society including individuals and businesses because it would raise the work standard in these businesses through fast data and information transfer from one location to another as well as saving files at very high speeds.’ The company has expanded the coverage of its 3.5G network, launched in January 2009, to all parts of the Muscat governorate and several cities in Dhofar, Sohar, Barkaa, Al Sawadi, Sohar Port, the industrial estate in Al Batinah region, Sur, Sinaw, Jaalan Bani Bo Hassan, Jaalan Bani Bo Ali in Al Sharqia region, and the wilayats of Buraimi, Ibri, Nizwa, Manah, Al-Hamraa and Izki.

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