Oman ended last year with a total of 434,932 fixed telephony lines, an increase of 15.9% from the 375,196 lines reported at the end of 2014. According to the Telecommunications Regulatory Authority (TRA), during 2015 mobile telephony subscriptions increased by 7.3% from roughly 6.19 million to around 6.65 million (including over one million MVNO customers) over the twelve-month period, of which post-paid users accounted for 585,166 (an increase of 10.7%) and pre-paid customers 6.06 million (up 7.0% year-on-year). The TRA reports that active mobile broadband subscribers in the Sultanate reached in excess of 3.25 million at 31 December 2015, an increase of 12.5% compared to twelve months previously, while fixed broadband customers rose by 31.7% during last year, to total 233,233 at end-December. Dial-up internet subscriptions continued to fall in 2015, declining by 10.1% to 2,771.
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