Nawras launches third 3G+ data carrier for faster indoor mobile broadband

Nawras launches third 3G+ data carrier for faster indoor mobile broadband

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Ross-Cormack-Chief-Executive-Officer-NawrasMuscat, 27 May 2013 – Nawras is announcing the activation of its third 3G+ data carrier in the turbocharged areas from Al Bustan to Barka. This latest development on the 900 MHz frequency band gives customers greater indoor coverage for faster broadband data download speeds, smoother internet browsing and an altogether better online experience when at home, in an office building, shopping mall or university campus.

The third 3G+ carrier increases capacity and speed of mobile broadband by sending more data across a much wider spectrum, in a shorter time.  Nawras is providing a state-of-the-art broadband data experience for customers as the next stage of its exciting Network Turbocharging programme begins.

Ross Cormack, Nawras Chief Executive Officer, said, “This is another big step forward in our on-going Network Turbocharging programme which is already giving customers a vastly improved broadband internet service. The new data carrier will now enable our signals to reach further inside buildings from Al Bustan to Barka.  This provides a noticeable difference for all customers using 3G+ broadband services in this turbocharged area. We are extremely grateful to the Telecommunications Regulatory Authority for making this development possible.”

Wolfgang Wemhoff, Nawras Chief Technology Officer, added, “We are very happy that we successfully introduced this new technology in the Sultanate for the first time, after extensive testing. The new data carrier has expanded indoor coverage capacity in terms of quality and signal strength. With any one of our value packed data plans, customers can surf, chat, stream videos, open YouTube – whatever they want to do online – and do it all so much faster now.  Our quality checks confirm that mobile broadband internet is providing a first-rate experience for our customers who are living and working in the turbocharged areas. We can see that people are enjoying the faster speeds and much better quality of service because we are already recording greater broadband usage in all of the turbocharged areas.”

Customers can start to enjoy this great mobile internet experience for as little as 500 Baisa per week with a WhatsApp plan which is featuring 50 MB of data and 50 free SMS.

Nawras is now beginning the second stage of its far-reaching Network Turbocharging programme that will see the replacement of every single base station in the country with the latest technology including the addition of 3G+ to every site. By the end of 2014 the company plans to deliver faster 3G+ to more than 97 per cent of the population. At the same time, superfast 4G broadband is being rolled out. Currently Nawras offers contiguous 4G coverage of greater Muscat.

Nawras is committed to enhancing the daily lives of people in Oman by making communications easier and more versatile by providing innovative solutions to meet the ever-growing needs of customers.

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