Oman plans $1.1bn telecom upgrade

Thursday, Nov 12, 2015

Oman plans to invest RO450 million ($1.1 billion) over the next 10 years to modernise telecommunication services in all governorate, said the CEO of Oman’s Information Technology Authority (ITA).

Salim Sultan Al Ruzaiqi was speaking at the seventh edition of the three-day FTTH (fibre-to-the-home) Council Mena Conference, which concludes today (November 11) at Grand Hyatt Muscat, reported Times of Oman.

Oman’s digital strategy focuses on the development of social information, e-government, economy and infrastructure as well as the continuity of the developments, Al Ruzaiqi was quoted.

He also noted that according to the United Nations (UN) e-government survey 2014, Oman has improved in the global ranking and stands at the 48th place in terms of e-readiness.

Al Ruzaiqi also heighted that the objective was to expand fibre optic services and increase the broadband penetration, speed and accessibility.