Omani Qatari Telecommunications Company SAOG was founded and registered in the Sultanate of Oman in December 2004. It launched its service in March 2005 as the challenger mobile operator in Oman operating under the name Nawras. Nawras was awarded the second fixed license in Oman in 2009, and launched its international gateway in April 2010, its corporate fixed and broadband services in May 2010, and its residential fixed and broadband services in June 2010.
Since 2010 Nawras has been an integrated services telecommunications operator and is currently serving over two million customers across the Sultanate. Following a successful IPO, Nawras is listed on the Muscat Stock Market (MSM) under the “nwrs” ticker since 1 November 2010. Nawras is majority owned by Octopus and also has a number of significant Omani shareholders which ensures that the company is strongly integrated into the Omani society.
Nawras has won a number of awards including CommsMEA 2012 ‘Customer Service Provider of the Year’ award and Telecoms World Middle East Award 2012 for ‘Best Customer Strategy’. The company was also named the ‘Connection of Choice’ in both the ‘Popular Choice’ and ‘Top Management Choice’ telecom categories in BusinessToday’s Best Brands 2012 survey and awarded ‘Best Loyalty Programme’ by CMO Asia Awards 2012.
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