Nawras moves to next stage of Turbocharging
Muscat, March 19, 2014
Omani telecom operator Nawras said it has achieved the last and most challenging milestone of tripling Nawras’ 3G+ capacity along the Batinah coastline as part of the countrywide Turbocharging programme.
Nawras now provides a contiguous 3G+ coverage all the way from Mutrah to Shinas, and customers in Muscat and Sohar also enjoy a superfast 4G experience, said the company in its statement.
The next stage of this fantastic programme, will involve Nawras further extending its state-of-the-art mobile network across major cities and parts of the central Wilayats of the Sultanate during 2014.
Commencing roll-out of the 2014 turbocharging phase in the city of Buraimi, Nawras successfully modernised all base stations, resulting in doubling 3G+ capacity and enhancing the online customer experience, it added.
In April, the Turbocharging programme will extend towards the Dhahirah and South Batinah governorates and will double the 3G+ mobile broadband capacity, in the cities of Ibri, Yanqul, Dank, Rustaq and Nakhal, among many others.
All of these areas are planned to benefit from fantastic third 3G+ carrier on the 900MHz band later in second quarter of this year, said Nawras in its statement.
In addition to these areas, Nawras has extensive plans for the southern regions of Oman including, but not limited to, modernising all Nawras base stations in the main city of Salalah, it stated.
Nawras customers in Salalah will have a greatly enhanced mobile experience, as the company plans to complete Turbocharging of all of its base stations in the city of Salalah this year, in which more than half will provide customers with a superfast online experience, stated Wolfgang Wemhoff, the chief technology officer at Nawras.
Moving forward with our fantastic Turbocharging programme, we have also minimised the number of antennas that are being used at each site through merging all 2G, 3G and 4G technologies in one single antenna resulted in significant reduction of telecom equipment footprint at each site, he added.-TradeArabia News Service