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MENAFN - Muscat Daily - 24/03/2014
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(MENAFN - Muscat Daily) Omantel has announced that it has increased the home broadband speeds for its customers across the sultanate.

This step forms part of the strategy to provide its customers with the best broadband experience through the broadest choice, widest coverage, superior quality and now even better with enhanced speeds, which also supports the government plans to transform the sultanate into a knowledge-based society.

Customers with the home broadband plans have already been upgraded to the new speeds based on their individual subscriptions as outlined in the table below.

Commenting on this enhancement, Haitham Abdullah al Kharousi, vice president, Consumer Business Unit at Omantel, said ''Our strategy at Omantel has always been focused on providing our customers with the best overall broadband experience. As we have invested massively in expanding our fixed network, bringing its reach closer to more customers, we are now able to pass the benefits to our customers by enhancing speeds. With this change, more than 90 per cent of our customers have benefitted from doubling downloa speeds. In addition, upload speeds have been upgraded to 1 Mbps''.

"The network investments we made through the build out of FTTH networks and rolling out more MSANs neighbourhood exchanges' have also enabled Omantel to provide home broadband speeds up to 60 Mbps. As part of Omantel efforts to cater for the different needs of our customers, we are also introducing a new package of 35Mbps for RO55.''

Customers in Starter, Standard and 2 Mbps plans will now see their speeds reaching 4Mbps. Customers in 5Mbps plan will benefit from a speedof up to 6Mbps while the speed of 40Mbps plan have been upgraded to 60Mbps at the same price.

The new enhancement builds on the recognised uniqueness of Omantel's unlimited Home Broadband offerings.

Through the upgrade and with the unlimited offers, Omantel is positioned to provide unmatched home broadband experience.

''For high usage customers and in particular for those who use their home broadband service for streaming videos and online gaming, we are confident that this upgrade will enhance their experience,'' Kharousi conclud


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