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Articles & Analysis | Oman's ICT use to expand from The Report: Oman 2016

 

Having adopted a forward-looking strategy for ICT development a decade ago, Oman has made great strides in building up its technological infrastructure and its capacity, within both the government and the private sector. “There has been an increase in the demand for IT services, particularly from the private sector who know the value of...

Chapter | Telecoms & IT from The Report: Oman 2016

Oman offers a diverse as well as highly competitive telecoms sector, with two full-network operators and three virtual network operators catering to a market of 4m people. Despite this, however, the sector has continued to expand on the back of rising subscriptions and increasing mobile penetration rates. Growing market maturity has led to operators looking to boost take-up of mobile internet...

Oman’s long history of political stability coupled with its favorable international trade agreements and special economic zones has ensured strong growth in economic output and exports in recent years. The fall in global prices is undoubtedly a concern for the sultanate, but the sustained focus on diversification schemes, as well as the country’s ongoing spending commitments on big-ticket projects should ensure steady growth moving forward.

A range of government initiatives are driving ICT adoption in Oman, as the sultanate works to connect all homes and businesses to the national broadband network by 2040. 

A key pillar of Vision 2020, Oman’s long-term development programme, the telecommunications and IT sector in the sultanate has seen major investment in recent years, both from government and the private sector alike. The industry stands on the cusp of a new era in its development, with fresh programmes and plans set to unfold in the months ahead. Under a new five-year...

A key part of the strategy outlined in Vision 2020, the sultanate’s long-term development programme, is the widening and deepening of the country’s IT sector. This is seen by the government as very much part of the effort to diversify the economy away from oil and gas dependency, offering future generations of Omanis the chance to participate in a high value-added,...

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