The splendid progress of the telecom sector is an ongoing testament to the continued efforts of the TRA and collaborators in the national effort to provide telecommunication services across the Sultanate.

During 2012, the penetration rate of the fixed internet subscribers increased by a 7.6%, bringing the total number of fixed internet subscribers close to 120,000. Broadband subscriber numbers for both active and fixed indicates strong growth, showing a 12.4% and 8.6% growth in penetration rates respectively and the decrease of dial-up (prepaid and postpaid) down to 5000 subscribers and below respectively.

The rise in amount of internet subscriber is the result of the Sultanate’s national initiative into transforming Oman into a knowledge society and growth of the telecommunication sector in the country.