Ooredoo Oman has completed the first phase its LTE coverage enhancement project in Muscat and along the Al Batinah coast, using 800MHz spectrum acquired last year for OMR9.6 million (USD24.9 million). The company, which is majority-owned by Qatar’s Ooredoo, has rolled out over 100 new 4G base stations between Muttrah and Liwa, in order to significantly boost the indoor coverage and speed of its mobile data network. The second phase of the rollout will see indoor and outdoor 4G coverage improved in all wilayats (provinces) across Oman.
‘This new spectrum is significantly enhancing speed and indoor 4G coverage,’ commented Ooredoo Oman’s CEO Greg Young, adding: ‘Our customers will be able to use 4G in many more areas and feel the difference when it comes to streaming, downloads and staying connected. And there is more to come, as we roll out this richer experience to other areas of the country. This investment and improvement also future-proofs our network with the necessary spectrum to underpin cost effective capacity increases to keep pace with accelerating 4G demand.’