Awasr, the specialised high-speed fibre Internet provider, launched its first phase in Al Khoud, Mawaleh, Al Hail, Mabela and Shatti Al Qurum on Tuesday. The next phase will cover the rest of Muscat and other areas throughout the Sultanate. His Highness Sayyid Taimur bin Asaad al Said, Chairman, Awasr, said: “The broadband fibre optic packages offered by Awasr aim to support the government’s vision in reinforcing the Sultanate’s digital infrastructure and offering high-speed Internet services. Our new one Gigabit speed will drive the market to provide the high speeds needed to allow people and enterprises to become more innovative — hence contributing to the prosperity and sustainable development of the Sultanate”.
The company announced that it will soon offer a 10-Gigabit connection for homes and has previously launched three Fibre To The Home (FTTH) packages with 20 MB, 50 MB and 150 MB speeds accordingly. Also available are three Fibre-To-The Business (FTTB) packages with 5 MB, 10 MB and 30 MB Internet services for small, medium and large scale enterprises. Ghaith bin Mohammed al Darmaki, Chief Technology Officer, Awasr, said: “The launch marks a new era in the telecommunications sector, especially with providing high-speed fibre optic Internet services. This reflects our strategy of becoming the trusted partner that can meet the increasing demand, which is in line with the development the Sultanate is witnessing across all sectors”.
Graeme Lowther, Strategy Adviser, Awasr, said, “We are proud to be the first to announce our plan to launch 1 Gigabit speeds in Oman soon, but it is not all about speed. Having access to high-speed broadband is critical to allowing businesses to be creative. Research studies have shown that communities with access to high-speed Internet are more innovative and contribute far more to a country’s GDP.” Awasr has signed several partnership agreements with pioneering local, regional and international companies in the telecommunications sector, to ensure the delivery of cutting-edge services and world-class technology. It signed agreements with Oman Broadband Company (OBC); Salience Consulting, and Singapore-based ViewQwest.