Nawras launches 4G
- Oman: Sunday, February 17 - 2013 at 15:47
- PRESS RELEASE
Nawras announced the exciting introduction of faster and superfast broadband speeds, during a press conference held at the Nawras campus. Ross Cormack, Chief Executive Officer, unveiled the latest news on the successful completion of the first phase of the company's extensive Network Turbocharging programme which has transformed the customer experience of broadband from Al Bustan to beyond Musannah and today includes the launch of the latest 4G technology in Muscat.
"Everyone can now enjoy better and faster broadband speeds for the same price and from today, those who want a superfast service can choose 4G. With the introduction of 4G services Nawras becomes one of the earliest operators in the region to adopt this technology."
Wolfgang Wemhoff, Chief Technology Officer, outlined the huge scale of the Turbocharging programme which has led to the Nawras Network being upgraded from end to end. Starting from Al Bustan to beyond Musannah, Nawras has added 3G+ services to every base station, added new base stations and more than doubled the amount of broadband data traffic that can be carried at any one time. The launch of 4G services in Muscat adds an additional service with even faster speeds for those who require huge quantities of data.
Musab Nasser Said Al Haddabi, Nawras Senior Proposition Manager - Mobile Broadband, showed the choice customers have with existing 3G+ prepaid plans giving fast download speeds of up to 1.5 Mbps. Beginning with the hugely popular daily 1 GB of fast broadband, he gave other examples of weekly plan with 3GB data included and a 2GB monthly plan. Customers using this service now automatically get faster speeds and a better experience without having to change their plans.
Cormack concluded the presentation by announcing, "Today we are thrilled to tell our customers that life got even faster with the launch of our superfast 4G mobile broadband service which is available across the capital area with speeds of up to 15 Mbps. This service can either be used by customers with a 4G USB modem in a laptop or with a mobile WiFi which creates a superfast broadband hotspot for as many as 10 people at the same time. You can turn the whole family's laptops, tablets and smartphones into superfast 4G broadband devices."
Prepaid and postpaid price plans for the new superfast 4G service start with downloads speeds of up to 10 Mbps with 7GB of data or 15GB of data. Nawras Ajel postpaid customers also have the option of a richer data plan with 30GB and a faster download speed of up to 15 Mbps.
Customers can visit any Nawras store to buy a 4G USB modem or a mobile WiFi modem, along with the data plan to suit their needs. The 4G SIM card is free for existing customers who are changing to this new superfast service.
With these new superfast 4G broadband speeds, Nawras customers can enjoy a rich browsing experience giving high quality online gaming, effortless downloads of music, movies and documents as well as fast video streaming without buffering.
Should a modem be moved out of the superfast 4G coverage area, it will automatically pick up the fast broadband signal, which can reach speeds of up to 5 Mbps, depending on the chosen plan. This allows customers to continue to benefit from the fastest speeds by using the same modem and SIM card anywhere on the Nawras network.
Coverage maps can be viewed in store and also on the Nawras website at www.nawras.om. The coverage map is constantly being updated to reflect the continuing progress of the Network Turbocharging programme.
The next stage of Network Turbocharging will begin in the near future as Nawras continues to rollout fast and superfast broadband across the Sultanate.
Nawras, a Qtel Group company, always seeks new and innovative ways to delight customers and further enrich the lives of people in Oman through better communication services. The enhancement of broadband services provides yet another opportunity for Nawras to showcase its passion for delivering an unparalleled customer experience.
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