Friday, 2 October 2009

Mazoon partners with Nawras – Oman

Mazoon Mobile has signed a deal with Omani MNO Nawras to use the latter’s mobile phone network to launch its mobile phone services in the country.

Jamil Ali Sultan, the chairman of Mazoon Mobile, stated that the company is ready for the launch of its services by the end of 2009 and to offer its subscribers high-quality services.

In July 2008, the Telecommunications Regulatory Authority (TRA) of Oman awarded Class II MVNO licences for a duration of five year to five companies—Connect Arabia (FRiENDi Mobile), Injaz International, Kalam Telecommunications, Majan Telecom (Renna) and Mazoon Mobile.

Of the five licensees, FRiENDi Mobile was the first to launch its MVNO operations in the country. The company introduced its services in April 2009. FRiENDi uses the mobile phone network of Omantel to offer its services. Soon after, Majan Telecom launched its MVNO operations under the Renna brand in May 2009.

Mazoon’s Chief Executive Office, Mohamed Alhashili, has been quoted stating the service can be up and running within 40 days.