Satellite Internet services to 598 villages in Oman soon

Image Credit: twitter @ONA
Image Credit: twitter @ONA

Muscat: The Satellite Communications Technologies Company has signed a contract to provide telecommunications services by satellite with the Omani Broadband Company as part of the national initiative launched by the Telecommunications Regulatory Authority to provide coverage for 598 villages and other residential complexes with telecommunications and internet services.

The contract was signed by Eng Salim bin Said al Alawi, Executive Manager of Space Technologies Company, and Eng Badr bin Saud al Zaidi, In-charge of tasks of CEO of Oman Broadband Company.

According to the contract, Space Technologies Company will establish infrastructure for telecommunications via satellite and manage the service to provide full coverage of the Sultanate, including (previously unconnected) government departments, of them 100 schools and health centres.

In turn, Oman Broadband will coordinate with telecommunications companies providing fixed line internet services to extend the service to subscribers in the designated areas in the Sultanate.

Source: ONA

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