As of 2012, the availability of fixed lines across the sultanate for the regions is as follows:

  • Muscat – 47%
  • Al Batinah – 11%
  • Dhofar – 8%
  • Al Dhakeliya – 7%
  • Al Sharqiah – 6%
  • Al Dhahirah – 3%
  • Al Buraimi – 2%
  • Musandam – 1%
  • Al Wusta – 0.15%

The TRA’s initiative to provide telecom services to rural areas of the Sultanate which started during the 3rd quarter of 2012, has shown results as apparent from the list of fixed line distributions.

Overall, the total number of fixed telephone lines increased by 17,222, a 5% increase compared to 2011. The percentage between residential and business fixed telephone lines of 2012 are 65% and 35%, showing only very slight movement in the charts. This also holds true for numbers of fixed telephone lines postpaid and prepaid which shows an increase of 8,897 lines for postpaid while only 280 lines decreased as compared to the statistics of 2011.