Oman Future Telecommunications (OFT), which provides services under the brand name Vodafone Oman, says it ended December 2022 with around 450,000 mobile subscriptions. The operator’s CEO Bader Al Zidi was quoted by the Times of Oman as saying that the firm is aiming to cover more than 60% of the Sultanate’s population with its 5G network by the end of 2023. Subscription growth has been driven by the My Vodafone App, which has reached two million downloads and offers a fully digital onboarding process and a one-stop-shop for customer service. Last year OFT claimed to be the first operator to enable 5G indoor coverage at Muscat International Airport, as well as the first to successfully test calls on a 5G Standalone (5G SA) network.

During this year, OFT plans to expand its proposition portfolio to cater to new customer demographics, lifestyles and needs, while also introducing enterprise solutions for the business community, and further investing in and growing its retail footprint.

‘Our first year of operations has been a truly remarkable journey, filled with excitement, innovations, challenges and learnings,’ Al Zidi commented, adding: ‘I am very proud of our accomplishments, which continue to support the national objectives in line with Vision 2040 – but we will not be resting on the laurels of our successes so far. This is only the beginning, having set out on our mission to empower Oman with differentiated digital experiences. We have even bigger plans to come as we continue to bring the latest, best and most innovative digital solutions to the Sultanate.’

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