Omantel achieves 1Gbps download speed in trial

Oman Wednesday 25/May/2016 23:06 PM
By: Times News Service
Omantel achieves 1Gbps download speed in trial

Muscat: Omantel has announced the successful trial of 4G LTE advanced pro technology that has reached peak download speeds of up to 1Gbps.
The success paves the way for the Sultanate’s pioneer provider of total communications solutions, to offer high speeds to the customers, in the future.
The trial was achieved through Omantel spectrums, the company said in a statement.
Commenting on this important step taken by Omantel, Chief Operating Officer Engineer Samy Ahmed Al Ghassany noted, “The trial gave impressive results where we were able to achieve peak download speeds of (1Gbps) using the 4G LTE advanced pro technology, which is considered a significant milestone in our roadmap utilising our spectrum assets to test the network and prepare for the technological evolution to 5G.
Internet of Things tech
Engineer Al Ghassany added; “As technology innovators and pioneers, we believe that through mobility and connectivity services, our society can be
“This breakthrough brings us one step closer to the realisation of Omantel’s vision for Oman, to become a truly networked society, where lives are enriched through connectivity.”
The development is yet another milestone for Omantel and takes the company one step closer to implementing comprehensive Internet of Things technology in the Sultanate.
First provider
It is worth mentioning that Omantel became the first provider in the Sultanate to introduce 4G LTE networks in 2012. In 2015 Omantel’s total network investments reached over 120 million Rials, which led to introducing 4.5G technology in April 2015 that enables speeds of up to 200mbps, as well as expanding the 4G LTE network to reach over 86 percent of the population in Oman.
Earlier this year it was revealed that Oman, powered by Omantel, has the 13th fastest 4G LTE in the world in a recent report from Open Signal, a leading source of insight into the coverage and performance of Mobile Operators worldwide.
LTE technology Pro aligns with ‘Omantel 3.0’ strategy for digital smart homes and business services. The innovative growth strategy aims to position Omantel as the digital partner of choice, in the consumer arena and for the public and private sectors, enabling the digital society to flourish and grow across all sectors in Oman. Investing in the future of the nation, Omantel connects even the most remote communities of the Sultanate to each other and the rest of the world.
Omantel is the Sultanate’s first integrated telecommunications services provider, enabling the digital society to flourish, allowing new ways of doing business and delivering a world of information, news and entertainment. Today, Omantel boldly innovates to deliver the highest levels of customer satisfaction, the broadest and most reliable nationwide network while investing for Oman’s future development.
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