Oman’s Telecoms Regulatory Authority (TRA) has named the PCCW-Awaser Oman Consortium as the winning bidder for a Class One licence to establish fixed line public telecom services in the Sultanate. A statement issued by the TRA on 25OCT2008 said the consortium scored the highest marks in the technical and commercial evaluation, as well as putting in the best financial bid. The regulator will now forward its recommendation to the Minister of Transport and Communications once PCCW-Awaser Oman has honoured all its obligations in line with the conditions of tender. It has 15 working days to do so.
PCCW-Awaser Oman is a joint venture between Hong Kong-based multi-service operator PCCW, and a local partner. Its new licence covers the provision of local and international wireline services, radio frequencies for broadband, submarine communication cables, and transmission stations.