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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 6.87 m connections in 2020. Among them were 6.28 m million mobile phones, which corresponds to an average of 1.2 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 95% 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 68.28 Mbit/second for fixed-network broadband internet, Oman ranked 68th in an international comparison. The upload rate of only 24.96 Mbit/second was significantly lower (84th place). The quality of the Internet, consisting of signal fluctuations (jitter) and latency, is very far ahead at 25th place.
In mobile internet, i.e. on tablets and smartphones, Oman comes 22nd with a download speed of 91.21 Mbit/second. The upload speed of around 19 Mbit was enough for 22nd place.

The "Speedtest Global Index" published regularly by Ookla is based on several million individual measurements in September 2021 from 181 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 - 2020

Broadband internet in Oman 2002 - 2020

Landlines 1990 - 2020

Mobile phones 1990 - 2020



Distribution in 2020Oman
Total
Oman
percent
EU
Total
EU
percent
Internet users4.86 m95.23 %393.46 m87.87 %
Broadband users508,949.009.97 %162.67 m36.33 %
Landlines594,550.0011.64 %159.99 m35.73 %
Mobile cellulars6.28 m122.91 %541.96 m121.03 %