Nawras targets rural firms with VSAT tech

Omani telco launches VSAT services for companies in remote areas
Nawras Business' VSAT services will allow subscribers to access voice and data servioces in the most remote areas of the country.
Nawras Business' VSAT services will allow subscribers to access voice and data servioces in the most remote areas of the country.


Omani operator Nawras has deployed VSAT technology to enhance its coverage for businesses in rural areas of the country.

The deployment means will allow companies in the most remote parts of Oman to access the internet or connect to their corporate networks nationwide, Nawras said.

VSAT, which stands for very small aperture terminal, is used to transmit data and internet via satellite.

Nawras Business, the enterprise division of Nawras, is offering two VSAT services to its customers. The first is dedicated internet bandwidth and Point to Point connectivity over ‘single channel per carrier’ or SCPC technology. This option is aimed at medium and large companies, particularly where security and high speed is a priority.

Alternatively, best effort internet access over Time Division Multiple Access, known as TDMA, provides shared capacity through a more economical service without jeopardising quality. The TDMA service is aimed at small and medium sized enterprises.

Mohammed bin Jaffer Al Najwani, data and internet products manager, Nawras Business said that the VSAT services offered various speeds and prices “to suit different budgets and needs”.
“Most importantly, we are providing an end to end solution with flexibility and reliability that will enhance the communication experience and allow our customers to get more from their business,” he said.

Nawras Internet Professional (NIP-VSAT) with shared bandwidth and unlimited data involves a one-off set up fee of OR250 ($649) and monthly fees starting from OR319, while the point to point Nawras Ethernet Service (NES-VSAT) with dedicated bandwidth can be established for a one-time fee of OR105 Omani Rials with monthly fees starting from OR669.

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