Oman Mobile Billing and Messaging Overview

Overview

Billing Type: MO

Subscriptions: No

Micropayments: Yes

Shared Price Points: 0.30 OR, 0.50 OR, 1 OR   Requires approval

Dedicated Price Points: 0.30 OR, 0.50 OR, 1 OR

Standard rate Price Points: Not available.

Regulator: Telecommunications Regulator Authority

Approvals/Fees Required: Yes   No fees are required

Country Info

Population: 4,424,762

Subscribers: 3,000,000

Mobile Penetration Rate: 70.57%

Average Individual Income: $60,457

VAT Rate: N/A

Withholding Tax: N/A

Network Information:

Carriers: Subscribers Market Share MVNOs
Omantel 2,720,000 52.80%
Nawras 2,472,000 35.74%
Friendi Mobile Oman 355,000 6.14% Nawras
Majan Telecommunications 262,000 4.53%
Injaz International Telecommunications 40,000 0.69%
Samatel 6,000 0.10%

Regulations

Regulation Overview

Regulator: Telecommunications Regulator Authority

Regulator Website: www.tra.gov.om

Opt-in Possibilities

Web (PIN) Opt-in: No

Single MO Shortcode Opt-in: Yes

Permitted Content

Adult Permissible: No

Mobile Gambling /mCasino (Real money): No

Sportsbook (Real money): No

Virtual Gambling (Virtual credit): Yes

Lottery (Real money): Yes

Competitions: Yes

Voting: Yes

Chat: Yes

Mobile Content: Yes

Info Messages: Yes

Alerts: No

Physical Goods: No

Charitable Services: Yes

Customer Care

Minimum Type Required: E-Mail (24hr Response)

Technology

Available Technologies

Premium MO SMS: Yes

Premium MT SMS: No

Direct Operator Billing: No

Number Lookup (HLR): Yes

Push Messaging: Yes

Bulk Messaging

Alpha sender ID: Yes

Numeric sender ID: Yes

Alpha numeric sender ID: Yes

Shortcode sender ID: Yes

Sender IDs filtered: No

Handset Delivery reports: Yes

SMSC Delivery report: No

Binary: Yes

Concatenated Messages: Yes

Character Encoding: Yes   Full SMPP v3.4

Character Sets Supported: Yes   0×00(Default GSM encoding), 0×01(US-ASCII), 0×02(Binary), 0×03(ISO8859-1-Latin-1), 0×04(Binary), 0×08(UCS2/UTF-16BE)

Submit_multi: Yes

Maximum validity periods: 48 hours   Which is the recommended value.

Traffic type exclusions?: No exclusions other than no illegal services or content.