According to the latest figures from Oman’s Telecommunications Regulatory Authority (TRA), the Sultanate ended 31 March 2013 with a total 122,124 fixed broadband subscribers, an increase of 7.8% from 113,324 three months earlier. Active mobile broadband customers grew 15.4% quarter-on-quarter to 1.899 million in Q1 2013, while total mobile services subscribers increased from 5.278 million at the end of December 2012 to 5.282 million (including 496,197 customers of resellers) three months later. Pre-paid users made up the vast majority (90.9%) of total mobile subscribers at the end of March 2013, down slightly from 91.2% at the end of 2012. According to the TRA’s report, fixed telephony lines in service are continuing to climb, reaching 331,596 as of 31 March 2013, up by 8.9% quarter-on-quarter.
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