• ICT

    OBG’s coverage of the telecoms sector looks at market structure, regulatory framework, government goals, foreign participation and the roll-out of new technologies. Our ICT analysis reviews hardware and software markets, corporate spending, national bandwidth and government support.
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What sort of economic multiplier effects do you expect to see from the implementation of the National Broadband Strategy?

 

With growing numbers of internet subscriptions, both mobile and fixed, and a youthful population, Oman offers great promise for the development of a vibrant digital economy. The rapid spread of high-speed broadband through desktop computers, tablets and phones offers new and smarter ways to live, work and play, challenging government...

 

Consumer demand for data and improved connectivity is driving growth in both fixed-line and mobile services in Oman. Infrastructure providers face considerable challenges in rolling out high-speed services to all areas of the country, while increased competition in the mobile market is creating a renewed focus on customer service and offerings...

Chapter | ICT from The Report: Oman 2017

Driven by growth in consumer demand for data and improved connectivity, combined revenues from fixed-line telephony and mobile services in Oman reached OR906.19m ($2.4bn) in 2015, a 12.8% increase on the previous year. Infrastructure providers face considerable challenges in rolling out high-speed services to all areas of the country, while increased competition in the mobile market is...

Despite ongoing economic pressures associated with the drop in oil prices, Oman’s diversification strategy and efforts to enhance wider revenue streams are beginning to bear fruit, as witnessed by continued growth in the non-oil sector despite dropping incomes and wider regional instability.

 

In what ways can technology act as a catalyst for social development initiatives?