Published: Tuesday 12 August 2008 11:08 AM CET, Telecompaper
The Telecommunications Regulatory Authority of Oman has invited expressions of interest for a new fixed communication licence. The licence will include national, local access and international services, including radio spectrum for broadband access and a submarine cable and landing station in Oman. The total licence will run for 25 years, while the spectrum rights will be valid for 15 years. Interested bidders must have at least 200,000 access lines in service for at least two years and hold assets of over USD 200 million. They also need experience in long-distance services and the start-up of a telecommunications network in a competitive market. Applications are due by 25 August, and the TRA can pre-qualify up to 10 bidders.