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Telco Ooredoo boosts 4G coverage in Oman in $25m deal

Telecom operator announces completion of the first wave of new 4G/LTE 800 coverage in Muscat, along Al Batinah coast

Telco Ooredoo boosts 4G coverage in Oman in $25m deal

Telecom operator Ooredoo has announced the completion of the first wave of new 4G/LTE 800 coverage in Muscat and along the Al Batinah coast in Oman.

More than 100 new 4G base-stations have significantly boosted Ooredoo's high-speed mobile data network between Muttrah and Liwa, the company said in a statement.

The additional LTE (4G) 800 MHz spectrum, acquired at a cost of OR9.6 million ($24.9 million), is an enhancement to Ooredoo's 4G network capabilities, it added.

The second wave of new 4G base-stations, which aim to further improve the indoor and outdoor high-speed mobile data coverage, has now been started in all Wilayats across Oman, Ooredoo said.

Greg Young, CEO of Ooredoo, said: "One of our aims is to provide innovative and best-in-industry technology and services to our customers. This new spectrum is significantly enhancing speed and indoor 4G coverage.

"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."

He added: "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."

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