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Oman - Telecoms, Mobile and Broadband - Statistics and Analyses

  • ID: 3938445
  • Report
  • March 2021
  • Region: Oman
  • 116 pages
  • Paul Budde Communication Pty Ltd

FEATURED COMPANIES

  • Awasr-Oman
  • FRiENDi
  • Majan Telecom (Renna)
  • Oman Mobile
  • Oman Tower Company (OTC)
  • Ooredoo Oman
  • MORE
Oman's MNOs side with Ericsson for major 5G network builds

For many years Oman's mobile market was a duopoly between the incumbent telco Omantel and its challenger Ooredoo Oman. In February 2021, Vodafone Group and Oman Future Telecommunications consortium secured a license to operate the Sultanate's third network, with services being under the Vodafone Oman brand. The new operator will be able to extend its reach based on a tower leasing arrangement signed in 2020 with Oman Tower Company.

Oman has established a modern mobile sector which comprises substantial coverage of both 3G and LTE networks. In February 2021 Omantel launched commercial 5G services, while Ooredoo Oman signed a five-year vendor agreement with Ericsson to develop its 5G platform. The Covid-19 pandemic has caused a spike in mobile data traffic, which prompted Omantel to upgrade a number of sites from 3G to LTE, as well as build a number of additional 5G sites.

While Oman's fixed broadband infrastructure penetration is considered low, it is being improved with the building of fibre-based networks as part of Oman's Vision 2040 program.

Oman has also established itself as an important communications hub in the Middle East, with access to numerous submarine cables including the 2Africa submarine cable, which should become available during 2023-2024. 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.

The publisher notes that the outbreak of the Coronavirus continues to have a significant impact on production and supply chains globally. To various degrees, the telecom sector during the coming year is likely to experience a downturn in mobile device production, while it may also be difficult for network operators to manage workflows when maintaining and upgrading existing infrastructure. Overall progress towards 5G may be postponed or slowed down in some countries.

On the consumer side, spending on telecoms services and devices is under pressure from the financial effect of large-scale job losses and the consequent restriction on disposable incomes. However, the crucial nature of telecom services, both for general communication as well as a tool for home-working, will offset such pressures. In many markets the net effect should be a steady though reduced increased in subscriber growth.

Although it is challenging to predict and interpret the long-term impacts of the crisis as it develops, these have been acknowledged in the industry forecasts contained in this report.

The report also covers the responses of the telecom operators as well as government agencies and regulators as they react to the crisis to ensure that citizens can continue to make optimum use of telecom services. This can be reflected in subsidy schemes and the promotion of tele-health and tele-education, among other solutions.

Key Developments:
  • MVNOs gaining a small market share;
  • Vodafone Oman receives its licence as Oman's third MNO;
  • Telecom regulator concludes significant telecom competition review;
  • Ericsson secures 5G network deal with Ooredoo;
  • Omantel launches commercial 5G service;
The report update includes operator data to Q4 2020, regulator's market data to December 2020, Telecom Maturity Index analyses and charts, assessment of the global impact of Covid-19 on the telecoms sector, recent market developments.

Companies mentioned in this report include:

Oman Telecommunications Company (Omantel), Oman Mobile, Ooredoo Oman, Oman Broadband Company (OBC), FRiENDi, Majan Telecom (Renna), Integrated Telecommunications Oman (TeO), Awasr-Oman, Oman Future Telecommunications (OFT) consortium, Vodafone Group, Oman Tower Company (OTC)
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FEATURED COMPANIES

  • Awasr-Oman
  • FRiENDi
  • Majan Telecom (Renna)
  • Oman Mobile
  • Oman Tower Company (OTC)
  • Ooredoo Oman
  • MORE
1 Key statistics

2 Regional Middle East Market Comparison
2.1 Introduction
2.2 Mobile and mobile broadband penetration
2.3 Fixed and mobile broadband penetration

3 Country overview

4 Covid-19 and its impact on the telecom sector
4.1 Economic considerations and responses
4.2 Subscribers
4.3 Infrastructure

5 Telecommunications market
5.1 Market overview
5.2 Market analysis
5.3 Oman Vision 2040

6 Regulatory environment
6.1 Regulatory authority
6.2 Fixed-line developments
6.3 Mobile network developments

7 Mobile market
7.1 Mobile market analysis
7.2 Mobile statistics
7.3 Mobile infrastructure
7.4 Major mobile operators

8 Fixed-line broadband market
8.1 Broadband statistics
8.2 Fibre-to-the-Premises networks

9 Fixed network operators
9.1 Oman Telecommunications Company (Omantel)
9.2 Ooredoo Oman
9.3 Awasr

10 Telecommunications infrastructure
10.1 Overview of the national telecom network
10.2 National broadband strategy (NBS)
10.3 International infrastructure

11 Smart infrastructure
11.1 Smart cities
11.2 Smart grids
11.3 Digital economy
11.4 Data centres
11.5 Cloud computing

12 Appendix Historic data

13 Glossary of abbreviations

14 Related reports

List of Tables
Table 1 Top Level Country Statistics and Telco Authorities - Oman 2020 (e)
Table 2 Oman GDP and inflation 2014 2020
Table 3 Change in the number of mobile subscribers and penetration 2011 2026
Table 4 Development of mobile ARPU 2009 2020
Table 5 Change in the share of mobile subscribers by operator 2012 2020
Table 6 Development of domestic mobile voice traffic 2010 2020
Table 7 Development of mobile and wholesale mobile revenue 2010 2020
Table 8 Change in the number of prepaid and post-paid subscribers 2009 2020
Table 9 Change in the number of SMS messages 2010 2020
Table 10 Change in the number of MMS messages 2010 2020
Table 11 Change in mobile data ARPU 2018 - 2020
Table 12 Development of domestic mobile data traffic 2012 2020
Table 13 Change in average mobile data use per subscriber 2018 - 2020
Table 14 Change in the number of active mobile broadband subscribers and penetration 2011 2026
Table 15 Change in the number of mobile towers by platform 2015 2020
Table 16 Growth in the number of M2M mobile connections 2013 2020
Table 17 Development of Omantel Oman's financial data 2012 2020
Table 18 Change in Omantel Oman's revenue by type 2011 2018
Table 19 Omantel Mobile- mobile subscribers 2016 2020
Table 20 Development of Ooredoo Oman's mobile ARPU 2013 2020
Table 21 Change in the number of Ooredoo Oman's mobile subscribers by type 2013 2020
Table 22 Growth in the number of fixed broadband subscribers 2011 2026
Table 23 Change in the number of fixed and fixed wireless broadband subscribers 2019 2020
Table 24 Development of fixed broadband ARPU 2017 - 2020
Table 25 Change in the proportion of fixed broadband subscriptions by data rate 2019 2020
Table 26 Change in the proportion of fixed broadband subscriptions by platform 2019 2020
Table 27 Increase in fixed broadband traffic 2010 2020
Table 28 Change in the proportion of fibre broadband subscriptions by platform 2017 2020
Table 29 Share by fixed-line revenue by major operator 2011 2018
Table 30 Share by fixed-line subscribers by major operator 2011 Q2 2018
Table 31 Development of Omantel Group's financial data 2009 2020
Table 32 Development of Ooredoo Oman's financial data 2015 2020
Table 33 Change in the number of Ooredoo Oman's fixed-line subscribers 2013 2020
Table 34 Change in the number of fixed lines in service and teledensity 2009 2020
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 - 2020
Table 39 Increase in international internet bandwidth 2013 2020
Table 40 Historic Oman - fixed lines in service and teledensity 1995 2008
Table 41 Historic - Omantel Group financial data 2003 2008
Table 42 Historic Oman fixed broadband subscribers 2004 2008
Table 43 Historic Oman - mobile subscribers and penetration rate - 1995 2008
Table 44 Historic - Oman - mobile sector total ARPU 2005 2008
Table 45 Historic - Oman total prepaid and post-paid subscribers 2005 2008

List of Charts
Chart 1 Middle East mobile subscriber and mobile broadband penetration
Chart 2 Middle East fixed and mobile broadband subscriber penetration
Chart 3 Change in the number of mobile broadband subscribers and penetration 2011 2026
Chart 4 Development of mobile ARPU 2009 2020
Chart 5 Change in the share of mobile subscribers by operator 2012 2020
Chart 6 Development of domestic mobile voice traffic 2010 2020
Chart 7 Development of mobile and wholesale mobile revenue 2010 2020
Chart 8 - Change in the number of prepaid and post-paid subscribers 2009 2020
Chart 9 - Development of domestic mobile data traffic 2012 2020
Chart 10 Change in the number of active mobile broadband subscribers and penetration 2011 2026
Chart 11 Change in the number of mobile towers by platform 2015 2020
Chart 12 Development of Omantel Oman's financial data 2012 2020
Chart 13 Change in Omantel Oman's revenue by type 2011 2018
Chart 14 Development of Ooredoo Oman's mobile ARPU 2013 2020
Chart 15 Change in the number of Ooredoo Oman's mobile subscribers by type 2013 2020
Chart 16 Growth in the number of fixed broadband subscribers 2011 2026
Chart 17 Development of Omantel Group's financial data 2012 2020
Chart 18 Development of Ooredoo Oman's financial data 2015 2020
Chart 19 Change in the number of Ooredoo Oman's fixed-line subscribers 2013 2020

List of Exhibits
Exhibit 1 Telecom Services Providers in Oman Dec 2020
Exhibit 2 2Africa submarine cable
Exhibit 3 2Africa landing stations
Exhibit 4 Encouraging the start-up sector in Oman
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  • Oman Telecommunications Company (Omantel)
  • Oman Mobile
  • Ooredoo Oman
  • Oman Broadband Company (OBC)
  • FRiENDi
  • Majan Telecom (Renna)
  • Integrated Telecommunications Oman (TeO)
  • Awasr-Oman
  • Oman Future Telecommunications (OFT) consortium
  • Vodafone Group
  • Oman Tower Company (OTC)
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