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Oman - Telecoms, Mobile, Broadband, and Digital Media - Statistics and Analyses

  • ID: 4394608
  • Report
  • Region: Oman
  • 46 Pages
  • Paul Budde Communication Pty Ltd
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MVNOs are Making an Impact in Oman

FEATURED COMPANIES

  • Awasr-Oman
  • Oman Mobile
  • Ooredoo Oman
  • MORE

The mobile sector in Oman has become more and more competitive in recent years, due to both the market becoming saturated as well as the rise of MVNOs.

The two mobile operators, Omantel and Ooredoo Oman, are beginning to feel the impact of the MVNOs with both Friendi and Renna capturing more and more subscriber market share each year. In particular, Omantel has seen its market share of mobile subscribers decline by around 5.5% over the past 5 years or so, compared to the resellers which have grown market share by around 5%. The resellers are proving popular amongst a lower-income and younger demographic.

Competition for the established mobile operators may increase further with a third mobile network operator (MNO) license up for tender in 2017. At least four operators have expressed an interest in bidding for the license.

There has also been a recent and renewed push towards improving fixed broadband infrastructure for Oman - particularly fibre-based networks. As part of it National Broadband Strategy, Oman Broadband Company (OBC) hopes to have all homes and businesses connected to its national broadband infrastructure by 2040.

Key Developments:

  • There is a third mobile network operator (MNO) license up for tender in Oman in 2017
  • Omantel’s fixed lines revenue is decreasing as Fixed-Mobile Convergence (FMC) takes place
  • The royalty fee payable by Oman’s telecom operators was raised in early 2017
  • Microwave backhauling was being trialled in Oman in 2016
  • Integrated Telecommunications Oman (TeO) acquired the MVNO, Renna, in mid-2016
  • The Telecommunications Regulatory Authority (TRA) has approved the Access and Interconnection (A&I) Regulation which aims to make market entry easier for new players in order to promote competition
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FEATURED COMPANIES

  • Awasr-Oman
  • Oman Mobile
  • Ooredoo Oman
  • MORE

1. Executive summary

2. Key statistics
2.1 Country overview

3. Telecommunications market
3.1 Market Overview
3.2 Market analysis
3.3 Recent developments

4. Regulatory environment
4.1 Historic overview
4.2 Revision of the telecommunication regulatory law - 2011-2015
4.3 Regulatory authority
4.4 Telecom sector liberalisation in Oman
4.4.1 ISP licences
4.4.2 Second fixed-line licence
4.4.3 Third fixed-line licence
4.5 Privatisation
4.5.1 Omantel restructure
4.5.2 IPO sale 2005
4.5.3 Further share sales
4.6 Interconnect
4.7 Access
4.8 Universal Service Obligation (USO)
4.9 Royalty fees

5. Competition issues
5.1 Market competitiveness report

6. Fixed network operators in Oman
6.1 Oman Telecommunications Company (Omantel)
6.2 Ooredoo Oman (previously Nawras Telecom)
6.3 Awasr

7. Telecommunications infrastructure
7.1 Overview of the national telecom network
7.1.1 Alternative infrastructure
7.2 National broadband strategy
7.3 International infrastructure
7.3.1 Submarine cable networks
7.3.2 Satellite networks
7.4 IT developments
7.4.1 Data centres
7.4.2 Cloud computing

8. Smart infrastructure
8.1 Smart grids
8.2 Smart cities

9. Broadband access market
9.1 Introduction and statistical overview
9.1.1 Internet and broadband statistics
9.2 Fibre to the Home (FttH)
9.3 Wireless broadband
9.3.1 WiFi
9.3.2 WiMAX

10. Digital economy
10.1 Introduction
10.1.1 Start-up incubator: Knowledge Oasis Muscat
10.2 e-Commerce
10.3 e-Banking
10.4 e-Government
10.5 e-Health
10.6 e-Education

11. Digital media
11.1 Introduction
11.2 Videostreaming
11.3 Social media
11.4 VoIP
11.5 Music
11.6 On line gaming and gambling
11.7 Newspaper and book publishers

12. Mobile communications
12.1 Mobile market analysis
12.2 Mobile statistics
12.2.1 General statistics
12.2.2 Mobile voice
12.2.3 Mobile data
12.3 Mobile broadband statistics
12.4 Regulatory issues
12.4.1 Second mobile licence
12.4.2 Third mobile licence
12.4.3 Reseller/MVNO licences
12.4.4 Roaming
12.4.5 MNP
12.5 Mobile infrastructure
12.5.1 Brief intro analogue networks
12.5.2 Digital networks
12.5.3 IoT and M2M networks
12.6 Major mobile operators
12.6.1 MVNOs
12.7 Mobile handsets

13. Related reports

List of Tables
Table 1 - Country statistics - Oman - 2017
Table 2 - Telephone network statistics - 2017
Table 3 - Broadband statistics - 2017
Table 4 - Mobile statistics - 2017
Table 5 - National telecommunications authorities
Table 6 - GDP growth and inflation - 2013 - 2017
Table 7 - Telecom services revenue, mobile services revenue and annual investment in telecoms services - 2014; 2015
Table 8 - Fixed line market share by subscribers and revenue - 2011 - 2016
Table 9 - Omantel (parent company) fixed-line revenue- 2014 - 2016
Table 10 - Omantel (parent company) fixed-line ARPU - 2008 - 2016
Table 11 - Omantel (parent company) fixed Internet ARPU - 2008 - 2016
Table 12 - Omantel Group financial data - 2003 - 2016
Table 13 - Ooredoo Oman financial data - 2011 - 2016
Table 14 - Fixed lines in service and teledensity - 1995 - 2017
Table 15 - Internet users and penetration - 2013 - 2017
Table 16 - Fixed broadband subscribers - 2004 - 2017
Table 17 - International Internet bandwidth - 2012 - 2016
Table 18 - Historic - Mobile subscribers and penetration rate - 1995 - 2004
Table 19 - Mobile subscribers and penetration - 2005 - 2017
Table 20 - Mobile sector total ARPU - 2005 - 2015
Table 21 - Operators mobile market share by subscribers - 2012 - 2016
Table 22 - Total prepaid and postpaid subscribers - 2005 - 2016
Table 23 - SMS messages sent - 2006 - 2014
Table 24 - MMS messages sent - 2010 - 2015
Table 25 - Active mobile broadband subscriptions - 2008 - 2017
Table 26 - Omantel Group revenue by segment - Q1 2015 - Q2 2016
Table 27 - Omantel Mobile- mobile subscribers - 2015 - Q2 2016
Table 28 - Ooredoo Oman - total fixed and mobile subscribers - 2011 - June 2016

List of Charts
Chart 1 - Operators mobile market share by subscribers - May 2016

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  • Awasr-Oman
  • FRiENDi, Majan Telecom (Renna)
  • Integrated Telecommunications Oman (TeO)
  • Oman Broadband Company (OBC)
  • Oman Mobile
  • Oman Telecommunications Company (Omantel)
  • Ooredoo Oman
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