(MENAFN- Muscat Daily) Muscat- A recent report by OpenSignal ranks Oman among top 30 countries worldwide in 4G capabilities and first in the Arab world.
Oman outranked several advanced countries such as the US, France, the UK, Germany and Sweden in addition to all GCC and Arab countries, stated a press release.
The report from OpenSignal gathered data from more than 50bn measurements collected from over 3.8mn device users worldwide. The data was used to compare 77 countries in terms of their 4G capabilities. Oman's speed is 24.68Mbps compared to the average download speed worldwide of 16.6Mbps.
According to Said al Ajmi, vice president, operations unit at Omantel, 'We are thrilled that our country has not just ranked the best in the region but has also performed well on a global scale. At Omantel, our goal remains to drive the digital transformation of the sultanate by enhancing Internet speeds and providing superior connectivity to the people. The improvement in ranking from last year is testament to our committed and continued efforts towards this goal.'
Omantel became the first provider in the sultanate to introduce 4G LTE in 2012. In under four years, the number of network stations grew significantly, reaching 92.3 per cent of the populated areas supported by major investments in network expansion.
The report also notes that when it comes to the development of LTE technology, reachability is witnessing rapid growth but the average Internet speed is slowing down and is even slightly dropping in some advanced nations. This displays the current shift in focus from providing powerful LTE speeds to providing LTE services to as many people as possible. Also, while speeds may have declined, the experience has not suffered.
With increased 4G availability worldwide, consumers spend more time on faster LTE networks than on slower 3G networks. Investing in the future of the nation, Omantel connects even the most remote communities of the sultanate to each other and the rest of the world. OpenSignal offers insight into the coverage and performance of mobile operators worldwide.
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