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  Oman Company (Omantel) has a monopoly in the landline telephone and internet access markets. Its arm offers mobile services. The Omani government owns 70% of Omantel after 30% was listed for the public in 2005. In 2005 Qatar Company (Qtel) and partners were awarded the second license to offer mobile services in the country under the brand of (Nawras). In October 2007 the government overhauled Omantel board of directors and announced its plan to remerge the two arm of the company and to sell part of its share to a strategic partner. The government also slashed the royalty fee paid on revenue from 12% to 7%. Internet Internet Service Providers (ISPs): 1 (2007) Country code (Top level domain): OM Dial-up access Dial-up: Postpaid (50,000) plus prepaid access cards containing a username and a password which give a set number of surfing hours. Both Omanmobile and Nawras offer access to the internet through their EDGE networks. Nawras launched its 3G network in selected areas in December 2007 with a download speed of 1 megabit. Omanmobile is expected to offer 3G services in year 2009. Television Broadcast stations: 13 (plus 25 low-power repeaters) (1999) Televisions: 1.6 million (1997) Radio Broadcast stations: AM 3, FM 9, shortwave 2 (1999) Radios: 1.4 million (1997) In April, 2008, Nokia Siemens was appointed to replace parts of the existing radio network. Oman Mobile strengthens partnership with Nokia Siemens Networks,, April 28, 2008.