Oman’s total fixed internet subscriptions surge up by 9.2%

24 Sep 2019
POSTED BY Basma Al Zadjali

September 2019, Muscat: The Sultanate’s fixed total internet subscriptions surged by 9.2%, reaching 463,131 subscriptions by the end of August 2019, according to recent data released by the National Centre for Statistics and Information (NCSI).



The increase went up from 424,284 subscriptions at the end of December 2018.

The NCSI data shows that the fixed broadband internet connections, which have more than 256 kilobytes speed, increased by 9.2% to reach to 461,007 connections by the end of August 2019.

The number of active mobile broadband subscribers increased by 8.8%, reaching 4.476 million subscribers by the end of August 2019, when they were initially around 4.113 million subscribers at the end of December of 2018.

Total fixed telephone lines rose by 4.8% to 587,388 by the end of August 2019, an increase from 560,326 subscribers at the end of December of 2018.

As for the same NCSI data, the number of voice-over-internet protocol (VoIP) lines surged by 12.1%, up to 201,966 from 180,186 subscribers at the end of December 2018. Furthermore, analogue fixed telephone lines rose by 1.1% to 327,813 from 324,129 subscribers at the end of December of 2018.

The total number of mobile subscribers increased by 3.3%, to reach 6.652 million subscribers by the end of August 2019, from 6.440 million subscribers at the end of December 2018. From this number, the post paid mobile connections increased by 5% to 748,571 from 712,622 subscribers at the end of December 2018, while pre-paid mobile connections also rose by 3.1% to 5.904 million from 5.728 million at end of December of 2018.


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