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Introduction

Until recently, there were just two class-1 operators in Oman, despite there being a huge fixed-line subscriber-base. The government only approved the license for a third fixed-line operator in 2016.

Highlights

  • Omani TRA awards a license to a third fixed-line operator.
  • Omani TRA completes spectrum auction.

Features and Benefits

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

Key questions answered

  • What regulatory 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

  • 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

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
  • Fixed number portability
  • Mobile number portability
  • Numbering policy

Universal service

  • Universal service obligation
  • Universal service provider
  • Universal service fund

Markets susceptible to regulation

  • Markets susceptible to regulation in Oman

Appendix

  • Methodology
  • Author

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