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GSM subscribers rise 8% in Oman

According to figures by Oman's national economy ministry, subscribers of post- and pre-paid GSM service in the Sultanate grew 8% to 4,287,011 by the end of April 2010, compared to 3,970,563 by the end of 2009, the Oman Daily Observer has reported. Subscribers of billed fixed phone service stood at 203,793 at the end of April 2010, against 209,246 subscribers in 2009, while subscribers of pre-paid fixed phone service (Sahl) stood at 36,061 against 47,888 in 2009, the figures showed.