Ooredoo Oman, the country’s second largest mobile network operator (MNO) by subscribers, has expanded its 4G LTE network to 500 new locations. The firm, which is majority owned by Qatar’s Ooredoo Group, plans to add a further 500 areas to its 4G footprint by the first quarter of 2018, lifting LTE coverage to 90% of the Omani population. New locations that have recently received access to Ooredoo’s 4G network include Barka, Muttrah, Izki and Buraymi.
‘Our huge investment highlights the pioneering role we are playing in transforming the online landscape through a wide variety of cutting-edge solutions,’ commented Feras bin Abdullah Al Sheikh, Director of Consumer Sales at Ooredoo, adding: ‘Over the past few months and into quarter one of next year, we are working to add more than 1,000 new locations to give customers access to our 4G or 4G+ network. This is an unprecedented undertaking – in fact, it’s the biggest upgrade in our history and we are already halfway through and plan to see over 100 new locations coming online each month.’