Omantel picks Ericsson for 5G network extension in Oman

Omantel has chosen Ericsson to sustain the ongoing 5G radio access network (RAN) expansion plans in a multi-year partnership in Oman.

Ericsson will assist Omantel’s commercial 5G expansion at key locations across Oman, including Salalah, Nizwa and Sur.

Ericsson technology will allow Omantel to extend coverage while at the same time will be providing a network fit for the future. Ericsson’s high-speed and low-latency 5G technology will enable Omantel to meet growing data traffic demands and deliver high-quality fixed wireless access, as well as enhanced mobile broadband experiences. Subscribers will enjoy speeds of more than 1Gbps and low latency in user experiences such as streaming, downloading, gaming, infotainment and interactivity.

The Chief Operating Officer of Omantel, Eng. Samy Ahmed Al Ghassany, stated, “We are constantly working to enhance the digital lives of people, enterprises and industries in Oman through the latest technology available. The deployment of 5G will enable Oman to be at the forefront of digitalization, helping us transform both industry and infrastructure and turn the next generation of possibilities into reality. We value our long-standing relationship with Ericsson and their engagement during the 5G trials over the last three years. We are looking forward to further cooperation in the 5G era.”

The President of Ericsson Middle East and Africa, Fadi Pharaon, also commented, “We are delighted to further strengthen our relationship with Omantel and to bringing the best possible commercial 5G experience to their customers. Ericsson is leading the way in terms of 5G deployments across the globe and we look forward to making 5G experiences a reality in the Sultanate. Through this ground-breaking technology, many 5G use cases will emerge for people as well as industries with examples such as Fixed Wireless Access (FWA) enabling individuals and enterprises in Oman to enjoy extremely low latency and ultra-high-speed broadband, supporting home and business applications and for industries such as wirelessly operated harbours and mines.”