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Omantel launches mobile 5G services in Oman

The move comes following the launch of 5G FWA services last year.

Telecommunications services provider Omantel has announced the launch of 5G mobile network services to customers in Oman. Until this point, Oman’s telcos had launched 5G as fixed wireless access (FWA) alternative to fibre home broadband connections.

Commenting on the launch, Talal Said Al Mamari, Chief Executive Officer of Omantel said: “Needless to say 5G is the latest communications technology that provides high-speed Internet connection with low latency than any previous technology. The launch of 5G for mobile is yet another remarkable achievement by Omantel. It is a testimony to the company’s service quality which has resulted in a steady growth in customer numbers.”

Al Mamari added: “We are proud to be the first telecom operator in the Sultanate to commercially launch the 5G network at the end of 2019. We are pleased once again to be the first to launch 5G for mobile, which will open new horizons for the mobile telecommunications sector and will heavily contribute towards supporting growth and digital transformation efforts across different sectors, by facilitating the adoption of the Fourth Industrial Revolution technologies i.e. smart cities, the Internet of Things (IoT) and Artificial Intelligence.’’