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Published 3 Years Ago on Tuesday, Mar 31 2020 By Inside Telecom Staff
telecoms sector in Bahrain accounts for 4% of the Kingdom’s annual GDP. Mobile penetration is high, and the government have put
necessary measures in place to ensure that infrastructure can facilitate 5G deployment. In 2017, the first 5G trial for Bahrain was
conducted. As such, Bahrain is
driving growth in the telecom sector this year, by adapting to the
changes in the ever-evolving market.
The government claims that investment in next-generation connectivity
has been advantageous. In the recent days, the government of Bahrain announced that
140,000 students are now benefiting from remote learning in the kingdom. In response to the current
Coronavirus pandemic, Bahrain’s public and private educational
institutes are offering lessons online – accessible through specified broadcast channels – to facilitate working from
The telecoms operators in Bahrain include Batelco, STC Bahrain and Zain
Bahrain. The industry is regulated by Telecommunications Regulator (TRA) which
has been actively trying to resolve spectrum or regulatory challenges for the full deployment 5G. Bahrain’s cohesive government support, along with proactive measures taken by operators, resulted in Batelco launching the first
commercial 5G network in Bahrain in mid-2019.
Batelco also undertook a significant operational revamp in 2019 and launched Bahrain’s
National Broadband Network operated by BNET. Bahrain’s telecommunications
industry is driven by its
Fourth National Telecommunications Plan which focuses on fibre-optic
infrastructure implementation and
establishing better connection; higher bandwidth is
essential to increase data-transfer speeds across a network.
In general, Bahrain’s mobile broadband sector is showing high levels of telecoms maturity and growth
with 4G networks in place and increasing mobile subscriber
penetration. Bahrain offers
a well regulated, competitive environment and
significant LTE infrastructure as well as a National Broadband Network which paves the way for the advancements necessary to
facilitate the demands of a hyper-connected society.
The Latest report by Budde.com provides statistics and analysis on
the key sectors of Bahrain’s telecom market. The report
presents an overview of:
To read the report in full, click on this link. https://www.budde.com.au/Research/Bahrain-Telecoms-Mobile-and-Broadband-Statistics-and-Analyses
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