The government on Wednesday selected the third mobile operator. The licence will be awarded to a consortium of a local company owned by investment funds and its global partner, the Ministry of Transport and Communications (MoTC) said in a statement.
Current bid cancelled
The statement posted on the Oman News Agency (ONA) also said that the Ministry of Transport and Communications “has instructed the TRA to cancel the current bid”.
“The ministry will work through the Authority to implement the new orientation as of today’s date and will follow-up until the issuance of the necessary licence for the new company” MoTC said in the statement.
This decision comes in light of the efforts exerted to strengthen the telecommunications networks in the Sultanate and provide high quality services for citizens to cope with modern technologies and steady population growth.