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Introduction

The general trend in Oman’s telecoms sector is positive, with rising competition and a surge in investments. The TRA is announcing new regulations to support this trend, albeit with some delays in implementation.

Highlights

  • Measures are in place to improve competition, but more can be done on this front.
  • Oman has a long way to go with its NBN plan.
  • The country is facing obstacles in its attempts to attract investments in remote and unserved areas.

Features and Benefits

  • Outlines the current position of Oman's fixed and mobile markets.
  • Explains spectrum policy in the country and licenses held by the operators in each market.

Key questions answered

  • What initiatives has the regulator taken to improve competition in the country?
  • What services are subject to regulation in the fixed and mobile wholesale markets in Oman?

Table of contents

Summary

  • In brief
  • Ovum view

Regulatory framework

  • National regulatory authority
  • Key legislation and regulation
  • Current status of market analysis
  • Spectrum policy
  • Wireless licensing

Wholesale fixed regulation

  • Services subject to regulation
  • Voice interconnection
  • Wholesale access
  • Wholesale broadband services

Wholesale mobile regulation

  • Services subject to regulation
  • Mobile termination charges
  • Roaming obligations
  • MVNO access

Other services subject to regulation

  • The retail market
  • The regulation of bundles
  • Quality of service
  • Advertising of broadband speeds
  • Terminating and switching out of contracts
  • VoIP
  • Regulatory position on OTT services
  • Regulatory position on IoT/M2M
  • Numbering policy
  • Data protection regulation

Universal service

  • Universal service regulation
  • Universal service provider
  • Universal service fund
  • USO for broadband

Markets susceptible to regulation

  • Markets susceptible to regulation in Oman

Appendix

  • Methodology
  • Further reading
  • Author

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