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Telecommunication in Oman

The development of telecommunications in Oman is roughly equivalent to the United States. Under the country code +968, there were a total of 6.69 million connections in 2021. Among them were 6.12 million mobile phones, which corresponds to an average of 1.4 per person. In the US, this figure is 1.1 mobile phones per person.

With about 14,531 webhosts, Oman is below the world's average by population. At the end of 2020, 1,190 of these, or about 8 percent, were secured with SSL or comparable encryption.

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Development of telephone and internet connections

With an average download speed of 59.05 Mbit/second for fixed-network broadband internet, Oman ranks 68th in an international comparison. The upload rate was only 31.40 Mbit/second (62nd place).
In mobile internet, i.e., on tablets and smartphones, Oman comes 40th with a download speed of 51.74 Mbit/second. The upload speed of around 11 Mbit was only enough for 63rd place.

The Speedtest Global Index published regularly by Ookla is based on several million individual measurements in February 2023 from 180 countries.

The following diagrams show the development of the various telephone and internet connections as a percentage of the country's population. Values above 100 percent mean that, on average, every inhabitant has more than one connection.

Access to the internet in Oman from 1990 - 2021

Broadband internet in Oman 2002 - 2021

Symbol image: cell towerOman is lagging behind in the expansion of broadband internet connections. Around 96 percent of all residents have access to the internet. Around 12 percent have their own fast internet connection, which is at least faster than the former ISDN (more than 256 kbit/s). All fixed connections via DSL, cable or satellite were counted here, but not those connected to the internet via mobile communications.

Landlines 1990 - 2021

Mobile phones 1990 - 2021

All international calling codes

Distribution in 2021Oman
Internet users4.36 m96.38 %304.52 m91.75 %
Broadband users524,518.0011.60 %125.89 m37.93 %
Landlines572,166.0012.66 %97.82 m29.47 %
Mobile cellulars6.12 m135.29 %361.66 m108.97 %

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