Monday, 8 Mar 2021
Oman has started preparation to adopt fifth generation of connectivity, known as 5G. The Telecommunications Regulatory Authority (TRA) has established a national team which will develop a 5G strategy and facilitate the network deployment in the sultanate. It will also address the likely challenges that surface during implementation.

TRA establishes national team to facilitate rollout of 5G network

The new network is coming to pick markets this year in America as nicely as South Korea. A game changer for telecommunication market, 5G is anticipated to not only provide larger speeds but will also make new experiences feasible in augmented and virtual reality, connected automobiles and wise properties.

H E Dr Mohammed bin Hamad al Rumhi, chairman of TRA, stated that the authority has established a national level team for the fifth generation (5G) of the international mobile telecommunication (IMT). “The 5G national team includes members from TRA and the mobile network operators in the sultanate, who aim to develop a 5G strategy that will facilitate the 5G-network deployment in Oman and will address the likely challenges that surface during implementation,” H E Dr Rumhi stated in TRA’s annual report.

The team, accompanied by the concerned entities, participated in a 5G workshop in China to view the experiences of other nations.

TRA is functioning on its function for the necessary legislation and regulations facilitating mobile operators to adopt the 5G network-making use of infrastructure owned by government entities.

Dr Hamed Salim al Rawahi, executive president, TRA, mentioned, “Pilot projects and a roadmap for embracing 5G in the sector aligned with International Telecommunication Union’s (ITU) guidelines and international trends have commenced with the active engagement of the industry stakeholders.”

The authority is also organizing a 5G congress to be held later this year in Muscat. The very first 5G-capable phones will commence to seem early subsequent year. Major 5G deployments beginning this year is anticipated to outcome in surge in mobile information visitors, with North American markets major the charge. Globally, significant 5G deployments are anticipated from 2020 onwards. Ericsson forecasts much more than 1bn 5G subscriptions by the finish of 2023, accounting for about 12 per cent of all mobile subscriptions.

Information Source: Muscat Daily

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