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Oman - Telecoms, Mobile and Broadband - Statistics and Analyses

  • ID: 3938445
  • Report
  • October 2021
  • Region: Oman
  • 141 Pages
  • Paul Budde Communication Pty Ltd

Oman to benefit from extensions to submarine cables

Oman’s principal telcos Ooredoo and Omantel have both invested in several international submarine cables. Omantel’s network reaches over 50 countries globally.

The country is to gain additional international capacity with the 2Africa cable. In September 2021 it was announced that this cable will be extended to the Arabian Gulf, India, and Pakistan, bringing its total length to over 45,000km. This additional section is known as 2Africa PEARLS. The landing station for Oman will be at Barka.

 

Google is also building the Blue-Raman cable linking multiple countries between Italy  and India. The Raman section is being built in partnership Omantel, and will run from Jordan to Saudi Arabia, Djibouti, Oman, and India at Mumbai. The Blue and Raman sections will each have 16 fibre pairs, and are expected to be lit in 2024.

 

In addition, the 9,800km Oman Australia Cable running from Muscat to Perth, with the potential for a branch line to Djibouti, is making progress and is expected to be completed in December 2021. This additional infrastructure will provide considerable additional bandwidth.

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Key statistics
Regional Middle East Market Comparison
  • Market characteristics
  • Market Leaders
  • Market Challengers
  • Market Emergents
  • TMI versus GDP
  • Mobile and mobile broadband penetration
  • Fixed and mobile broadband penetration

Country overview
COVID-19 and its impact on the telecom sector
  • Economic considerations and responses
  • Subscribers
  • Infrastructure

Telecommunications market
  • Market overview
  • Oman Vision 2040

Regulatory environment
  • Regulatory authority
  • Fixed-line developments
  • Mobile network developments

Mobile market
  • Mobile market analysis
  • Mobile statistics
  • Mobile infrastructure
  • Major mobile operators

Fixed-line broadband market
  • Broadband statistics
  • Fibre-to-the-Premises networks
  • Other fixed broadband services

Fixed network operators
  • Oman Telecommunications Company (Omantel)
  • Ooredoo Oman
  • Awasr

Telecommunications infrastructure
  • Overview of the national telecom network
  • National broadband strategy (NBS)
  • International infrastructure

Smart infrastructure
  • Smart cities
  • Smart grids
  • Digital economy
  • Data centres
  • Cloud computing

Appendix Historic dataGlossary of abbreviationsRelated reports
List of Tables
Table 1 Top Level Country Statistics and Telco Authorities - Oman 2021 (e)
Table 2 Oman - GDP and inflation 2011-2021
Table 3 Change in the number of mobile number portings 2011-2019
Table 4 Change in the number of mobile subscribers and penetration 2011-2026
Table 5 Development of mobile ARPU 2011-2021
Table 6 Change in the share of mobile subscribers by operator 2012-2020
Table 7 Development of domestic mobile voice traffic 2010-2020
Table 8 Development of mobile and wholesale mobile revenue 2010-2020
Table 9 Change in the number of prepaid and post-paid subscribers (million) 2011-2020
Table 10 Change in the number of SMS messages 2010-2020
Table 11 Change in the number of MMS messages 2010-2020
Table 12 Change in mobile ARPU 2018-2021
Table 13 Development of domestic mobile data traffic 2012-2020
Table 14 Change in average mobile data use per subscriber 2018-2021
Table 15 Change in the number of active mobile broadband subscribers and penetration 2011-2026
Table 16 Change in the number of mobile towers by platform 2015-2020
Table 17 Growth in the number of M2M mobile connections 2013-2020
Table 18 Change in the number of Omantel Mobile's mobile subscribers 2016-2022
Table 19 Development of Ooredoo Oman's mobile ARPU (QAR / month) 2013-2021
Table 20 Change in the number of Ooredoo Oman's mobile subscribers by type 2012-2021
Table 21 Growth in the number of fixed broadband subscribers 2011-2026
Table 22 Change in the number of fixed and fixed wireless broadband subscribers 2019-2020
Table 23 Development of fixed broadband ARPU 2017-2021
Table 24 Change in the proportion of fixed broadband subscriptions by data rate 2019-2020
Table 25 Change in the proportion of fixed broadband subscriptions by platform 2019-2020
Table 26 Increase in fixed broadband traffic 2010-2020
Table 27 Change in the proportion of fibre broadband subscriptions by platform 2017-2020
Table 28 Share by fixed-line revenue by major operator 2011-2021
Table 29 Share by fixed-line subscribers by major operator 2011-2021
Table 30 Development of Omantel Group's financial data (OMR million) 2011-2021
Table 31 Development of Omantel Oman's financial data 2011-2021
Table 32 Development of Ooredoo Oman's financial data (QAR million) 2012-2021
Table 33 Change in the number of Ooredoo Oman's fixed-line subscribers 2012-2021
Table 34 Change in the number of fixed lines in service and teledensity 2011-2026
Table 35 Change in the number of VoIP subscriptions 2016-2020
Table 36 Development of domestic fixed-line voice traffic 2019-2020
Table 37 Change in fixed telephony revenue 2019-2020
Table 38 Change in fixed telephony ARPU 2017-2021
Table 39 Increase in international internet bandwidth 2013-2020
Table 40 Historic - Oman - Fixed lines in service and teledensity 1995-2010
Table 41 Historic - Omantel Group financial data (OMR million) 2003-2010
Table 42 Historic - Oman - Fixed broadband subscribers 2004-2010
Table 43 Historic - Oman - Mobile subscribers and penetration rate - 1995-2010
Table 44 Historic - Oman - Mobile sector total ARPU 2005-2010
Table 45 Historic - Change in Omantel Oman's revenue by type (OMR million) 2011-2018
Table 46 Historic - Oman - Total prepaid and post-paid subscribers 2005-2010
List of Charts
Chart 1 Map of Telecom Maturity Index global ranking among countries in the Middle East
Chart 2 Middle East Telecoms Maturity Index by country
Chart 3 Middle East - Telecoms Maturity Index vs GDP per capita
Chart 4 Middle East mobile subscriber versus mobile broadband penetration
Chart 5 Middle East Fixed broadband penetration versus mobile broadband penetration
Chart 6 Change in the number of mobile broadband subscribers and penetration 2011-2026
Chart 7 Development of mobile ARPU (Q4) 2011-2021
Chart 8 Change in the share of mobile subscribers by operator 2012-2020
Chart 9 Development of domestic mobile voice traffic 2010-2020
Chart 10 Development of mobile and wholesale mobile revenue 2010-2020
Chart 11 - Change in the number of prepaid and post-paid subscribers 2011-2020
Chart 12 Development of domestic mobile data traffic 2012-2020
Chart 13 Change in the number of active mobile broadband subscribers and penetration 2011-2026
Chart 14 Change in the number of mobile towers by platform 2015-2020
Chart 15 Development of Ooredoo Oman's mobile ARPU 2013-2021
Chart 16 Change in the number of Ooredoo Oman's mobile subscribers by type 2012-2021
Chart 17 Growth in the number of fixed broadband subscribers 2011-2026
Chart 18 Development of Omantel Group's financial data (OMR million) 2012-2021
Chart 19 Development of Ooredoo Oman's financial data (QAR million) 2012-2021
Chart 20 Change in the number of Ooredoo Oman's fixed-line subscribers 2012-2021
Chart 21 Change in the number of fixed lines in service and teledensity 2011-2026
List of Exhibits
Exhibit 1 Generalised Market Characteristics by Market Segment
Exhibit 2 Middle East Market leaders and market developments
Exhibit 3 Middle East Market challengers and market developments
Exhibit 4 Middle East Market emergents and market developments
Exhibit 5 Telecom Services Providers in Oman Dec 2020
Exhibit 6 2Africa submarine cable
Exhibit 7 2Africa landing stations
Exhibit 8 Encouraging the start-up sector in Oman
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