Telecom Operators

Etisalat Group bids for mobile license in Sultanate of Oman

UAE-based Etisalat Group recently announced it has submitted a bid for the mobile license in the Sultanate of Oman, of which the United Arab Emirates shares a border with.

The bid is in line with Etisalat Group’s expansion strategy considering the market potential and similarities, footprint proximity to its core market, and likely synergies. The qualified bidders will be announced on 14 August, 2017 by Oman’s Telecommunications Regulatory Authority.

Etisalat Group has a strong international presence across 17 countries worldwide. The Group owns Mobily (Etihad Etisalat), the second largest telecommunications company in Saudi Arabia. Etisalat also has a presence in Nigeria, West Africa, Morocco, Egypt, Sudan, Tanzania, Afghanistan, Pakistan and Sri Lanka.