Muscat, May.16 (ONA) —-The Sultanate joins the rest of the world in marking the World Telecommunication and Information Society Day (WTISD) which falls on May 17th every year; the founding of ITU and the signing of the first International Telegraph Convention in 1968. The number of mobile subscribers stood at 6,943,910 including 6,293,098 prepaid subscribers and 650,812 postpaid.
As for the internet subscription, the total number of fixed internet users stood at 351,335 including 2,409 low speed internet subscribers (less than 256 KB/S) and 348,926 fixed broadband subscribers (more than 256 KB/S). The number of broadband mobile internet users stood at 4,351,583 and the international internet capacity stood at 546,884 megabytes. The number of leased local circuits stood at 7,917 and the number of telex lines stood at 144.