Vodafone becomes 3rd telecom operator in Oman after obtaining operational license

By Rahul Vaimal, Associate Editor
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British multinational telecommunications company Vodafone has become the third telecommunications operator in the Sultanate of Oman after receiving a first-class license to establish and operate public telecommunications services in the country through Royal Decree No. 4/2021.

Sharing his comments on the approval, Sayyid Hamad bin Ahmed al Busaidi, Chairman of the Board of Directors of the Oman Future Communications Company SAOC (Vodafone) remarked the Royal Decree No. 4/2021 as a “significant step into the future of the telecommunications sector in the Sultanate, whether in terms of providing cutting edge technologies in this field, or offering more options for the citizens and residents of the Sultanate, affirming that Vodafone Oman will work on providing the most advanced technologies in the field of information and communication, which, in turn, will contribute to the implementation of the government’s strategy represented by Oman Vision 2040″.

Even before commencing its formal sales operations in the country, Vodafone Oman has already facilitated many collaborations between the country’s small and medium enterprises (SMEs) with international companies in the field of marketing, technology, and logistics in line with the firm’s ambitions to support regional business environments and further enhance investment opportunities in the newly expanded markets.

Vodafone will also contribute to enhancing the ongoing progress of the telecommunications and technology sectors in the Sultanate, inspired by the goals of Oman Vision 2040.

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“The strategic partnership between Oman Future Telecommunications Company SAOC and Vodafone ensures that Vodafone Oman receives the right infrastructure and advanced technologies. Through partnerships and projects, especially with small and medium enterprises, the local community will also benefit from Vodafone’s global expertise.”


UK-based Vodafone Group is a leading telecommunications company with operations in Europe, Africa and South Asia. The group independently operates mobile and fixed networks in 21 countries with further partnerships with mobile networks in 48 more nations.