TRA announces 5G roadmap

The decks have been cleared for the phased launch of the 5G mobile Internet as per Oman Vision 2040 strategy.
The Telecom Regulatory Authority (TRA) on Wednesday granted two telecom operators — Omantel and Ooredoo — the right to use a 100MHz 5G spectrum, which will offer endless opportunities for upgrading their services.
Both the telecom companies will construct and install 4,400 stations to operate 5G technology in the next five years, including 1,000 stations in the year 2019-2020.
To enable the effective roll-out of 5G services and encourage investment in the sector, the telecom companies will be exempted from the annual frequency usage fees for one year.
With this announcement, TRA displayed its readiness for 5G services in the Sultanate, which will enable companies to employ artificial intelligence in data analysis and decision making, providing vital impetus to the overall economic development.