Telecommunication in Oman

Compared to the European Union, Oman has a slight downturn in the development of telecommunications. Under the country code +968, there were a total of 6.98 m connections in 2019. Among them were 6.38 m million mobile phones, which corresponds to an average of 1.3 per person. In the EU, this figure is 1.2 mobile phones per person.

In the expansion of broadband Internet connections, Oman is back. Around 92% of all residents have access to the Internet. Approximately 10% have their own fast Internet connection, which is at least faster than the previous ISDN (more than 2048 kbit/s).

With about 14,531 webhosts, Oman is below the world's average by population.

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Development of telephone and internet connections

With an average download speed of 56 Mbit/second for fixed-network broadband internet, Oman ranked 72nd in an international comparison. The upload rate of only 20.80 Mbit/second was significantly lower (94th place). The quality of the Internet, consisting of signal fluctuations (jitter) and latency, is very far ahead at 20th place.
In mobile internet, i.e. on tablets and smartphones, Oman comes 41st with a download speed of 55.65 Mbit/second. The upload speed of around 16 Mbit was only enough for 28th place.

The "Speedtest Global Index" published regularly by Ookla is based on several million individual measurements in Mai 2021 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% mean that, on average, every inhabitant has more than one connection.

Access to the Internet in Oman from 1990 - 2019

Broadband internet in Oman 2002 - 2019

Landlines 1990 - 2019

Mobile phones 1990 - 2019

Spreading in 2019Oman
Internet users4.60 m92.41 %382.04 m85.43 %
Broadband users473,070.009.51 %158.30 m35.40 %
Landlines592,196.0011.90 %165.48 m37.00 %
Mobile cellulars6.38 m128.31 %542.60 m121.33 %