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Oman to open market to third mobile operator

Oman’s telecoms regulator has invited operators to apply for the sultanate’s third mobile licence, notes Global Telecoms Business. The winner will complete against state-owned Omantel and Qatar-based Ooredoo. The Telecommunications Regulatory Authority (TRA) is selling interested parties an information memorandum at a cost of 3,000 Omani rials ($7,800), giving details of the licence. But a summary of the offer says the offer is limited to companies with a turnover of at least $250 million a year from telecoms and a net asset value of $400 million or more. Companies must have provided services in their country of origin for 10 years and in at least one other country for five years. They must also have experience running services similar to what Oman requires. Read more

  • Tuesday, 22 November 2016

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