Times of Oman2
Price in RO
24ct / gm
22ct / gm
Forex Rates vs R01
Back to Homepage
Nawras offers faster Internet, 4G services
Times News Service
February 17, 2013 , 6 : 17 pm GST
SAVE THIS ARTICLE
Illustrative purpose only
Nawras yesterday announced the introduction of faster and superfast broadband speeds, after successfully completing the first phase of the company's extensive network turbocharging programme.
The successful completion of the first phase has transformed the customer experience of broadband from Al Bustan to beyond Musannah and today includes the launch of the latest 4G technology in Muscat. Sharing the details of the way customers can now enjoy seamlessly surf the internet, Ross Cormack, the company's chief executive officer, said: "As we promised at the start of this programme in June 2012, we are now offering fast mobile broadband speeds as well as increased coverage and capacity in most areas of Muscat and Al Batinah South."
"Everyone can now enjoy better and faster broadband speeds for the same price and from today, those who want a superfast service can choose 4G. With the introduction of 4G services, Nawras becomes one of the earliest operators in the region to adopt this technology."
Wolfgang Wemhoff, Chief Technology Officer, outlined the huge scale of the Turbocharging programme which has led to the Nawras Network being upgraded from end-to-end. Starting from Al Bustan to beyond Musannah, Nawras has added 3G+ services to every base station, added new base stations and more than doubled the amount of broadband data traffic that can be carried at any one time.
The launch of 4G services in Muscat adds an additional service with even faster speeds for those who require huge quantities of data. Musab Nasser Said Al Haddabi, Nawras Senior Proposition Manager – Mobile Broadband, showed the choice customers have with existing 3G+ prepaid plans giving fast download speeds of up to 1.5 Mbps.
Beginning with the hugely popular daily 1 GB of fast broadband for just one rial, he gave other examples of a five rial weekly plan with 3GB data included and a 2GB monthly plan for OMR9. Customers using this service now automatically get faster speeds and a better experience without having to change their plans.
Cormack concluded by saying, "Today we are thrilled to tell our customers that life got even faster with the launch of our superfast 4G mobile broadband service which is available across the capital area with speeds of up to 15 Mbps. This service can either be used by customers with a 4G USB modem in a laptop or with a mobile WiFi, which creates a superfast broadband hotspot for as many as 10 people at the same time. You can turn the whole family's laptops, tablets and smartphones into superfast 4G broadband devices."
Rate this Article
Rates : 0, Average : 0
Post a Comment
Did you like this section? Leave a comment!
Your Name :
Your Email Address :
Your Comment :
Enter Image Text:
No Comments Posted
Latest in this section
Bank Muscat’s net profit leapfrogs 59% to OMR40m
Shipping lines set to move to Sohar
National Centre for Statistics and Information to conduct foreign investment survey in Oman
Samsung curved television makes a mark in region
HSBC Bank Oman to sell Indian business to Qatar’s Doha Bank
TOP RATED ARTICLES
Admiral Robin K. Dhowan elected navy chief after deadly submarine fire
Real Madrid beats Barcelona by 2-1 in the Copa Del’ Rey (Kings Cup) final
Times News Service
Australia sees new search phase if mini-sub fails to find MH370
'Shouldn't we move?' Ferry evacuation under scrutiny
Theft cases decline in Muscat: Royal Oman Police
Times News Service
More in News
More than just a moustache - Adolf Hitler vs Charlie Chaplin
Urban gardens greening Berlin rooftops, airfield
Italian violinist strikes a chord with street children
Tips for writing a good article
How to choose your writing form and communicate your creative thoughts
Natasja Engholm - Special to Times of Oman
More in Features
Turkey must take the lead role to end conflict in Syria
Attempts to remake Eden are dangerous
Efforts on to wash off Japan’s war crimes
Middle East, Muslim world losing battle of hearts, minds
Aijaz Zaka Syed
Blue is the new green
Yasser Al Saleh
More in Columns
Get Top news by E-mail.
Copyright © 2012 Muscat Press & Publishing House SAOC. All rights reserved. Times of Oman is not responsible for the content of external internet sites.
For reprint rights contact:
TOO Online Editorial