February 27, 2011 / 7:10 PM / 9 years ago

Sama Telecom wins third Oman licence - decree

* Sama Telecom wins third Oman licence - decree

* Licence for 15 yrs, value not announced

MUSCAT, Feb 27 (Reuters) - Sama Telecommunications has won Oman’s third telecom licence, according to a decree issued by the Gulf Arab state’s ruler, Sultan Qaboos, which was published on Sunday.

“Issuing a first grade licence for Sama Telecommunications LLC for the setting up and operation of a system to provide general international telecommunication services for 15 years,” said the decree, carried by the state news agency ONA.

The agency did not give the value of the licence or other details.

State-controlled Oman Telecommunications Co. OTL.OM (Omantel) lost its monopoly in 2006, with the launch of Nawras NWRS.OM, a unit of Qatar Telecommunications QTEL.QA. (Writing by Firouz Sedarat)

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