Muscat: The total fixed-telephone subscriptions connected to the Internet protocol at the end of August 2022 increased by 10.3 percent, while the total number of fixed-internet subscribers in the Sultanate reached about 534,351 subscribers, according to statistics issued by the National Center for Statistics and Information (NCSI).
The total fixed phone line subscriptions amounted to 569,551 lines until the end of August 2022, a decrease of 1.4 percent compared to the end of August 2021. As for the analogue fixed telephone lines, which include prepaid and postpaid, the total amounted to 252 thousand and 553 subscriptions, as the number of fixed telephone subscriptions connected to the Internet Protocol reached 259 thousand and 752 subscriptions.
The integrated services digital network channel lines registered a slight increase of 0.9 percent to reach 49,427 subscriptions, while the number of fixed wireless subscriptions decreased by 18 percent to reach 1,18 lines until the end of August 2022.
The total number of mobile phone subscriptions increased by 11.9 percent until the end of August 2022, registering 6,565,352 subscriptions. 2021, and among these lines 3 million 954 thousand and 355 operators and one million and 123 thousand and 802 lines from resale. The total number of subscriptions to fixed broadband services (more than 256 kbit/s) reached 532,313, while the number of subscriptions via low-speed internet (less than 256 kbit/s), including dial-up and some leased internet lines, reached two thousand and 38 subscriptions.
The number of active mobile broadband Internet subscriptions reached 5,704,282 until August 2022, while the total international capacity of the Internet reached 2,421,935 megabytes, an increase of 66.8 percent for the same period in the previous year. The number of leased local districts reached about 5,141 districts, while the number of telex line users settled at 116 subscriptions until August 2022.
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