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Bahrain Telecoms, Mobile and Broadband Statistics and Analyses Report 2019 - ResearchAndMarkets.com

November 15, 2019 GMT

DUBLIN--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Nov 15, 2019--

The “Bahrain - Telecoms, Mobile and Broadband - Statistics and Analyses” report has been added to ResearchAndMarkets.com’s offering.

Bahrain’s telecommunications industry is guided by its Fourth National Telecommunications Plan which focuses on fibre-optic infrastructure deployment and establishing affordable prices for high-speed access. It also includes high level strategies for 5G readiness and in 2018 this planning process took a step further with the establishment of a 5G working group, chaired by the telecommunications regulator.

Mobile penetration is high by regional standards although it did decline sharply in 2017 and 2018 due to the SIM biometric registration that was introduced - along with the withdrawal of many of the unlimited packages offered by the operators.

Mobile data is growing faster than voice in Bahrain and it has well developed LTE networks, which also lay the foundation for future 5G deployment. In 2017 the first 5G trial for Bahrain was conducted.

Bahrain has deployed its own National Broadband Network (NBN) and in 2018 the Telecommunications Regulatory Authority (TRA) was developing a regulatory framework for the delivery of ubiquitous ultrafast broadband infrastructure.

Overall, Bahrain is demonstrating a high-level of telecoms maturity for the Middle East region. It offers a competitive environment which is well regulated and incorporates significant LTE infrastructure as well as a National Broadband Network.

Key Developments:

  • Batelco announced the launch of the Batelco Gulf Network (BGN) in 2018.
  • In 2018 VIVA Bahrain acquired MENA Telecom.
  • In mid-2017 biometric SIM registration was introduced in Bahrain and a decline in mobile subscribers subsequently followed.
  • The first successful trial of 5G has been conducted in Bahrain and in 2018 a 5G Working Group was established.
  • Pre-paid mobile is beginning to decline as operators encourage consumers to use the more lucrative post-paid mobile subscriptions.

Key Topics Covered:

1 Key statistics

1.1 Country overview

2 Telecommunications market

2.1 Historical overview

2.2 Market overview

2.3 Recent developments

3 Regulatory environment

3.1 Regulatory authority

3.2 Overview

3.3 Telecom sector liberalisation in Bahrain

3.4 Interconnect

3.5 Access

3.6 Number portability

3.7 Privatisation

3.8 Mobile licenses

3.9 Subscriber registration

3.10 Roaming tariff reduction

3.11 Mobile Termination Rates (MTR)

4 Fixed network operators in Bahrain

4.1 Overview

4.2 Bahrain telecommunications company (Batelco)

4.3 Alternative operators

5 Telecommunications infrastructure

5.1 National telecom network

5.2 International infrastructure

6 Smart infrastructure

7 Wholesaling

7.1 Overview

8 Broadband access market

8.1 Market analysis

8.2 Broadband statistics

8.3 Other fixed broadband services

9 Digital economy

9.1 Introduction

9.2 Digital media

10 Mobile communications

10.1 Market analysis

10.2 Mobile statistics

10.3 Mobile voice

10.4 Mobile broadband statistics

10.5 Mobile infrastructure

10.6 Major mobile operators

10.7 Mobile handsets

Companies Mentioned

  • Batelco
  • MenaTelecom (acquired by VIVA)
  • Kalaam Telecom
  • Noor-sat
  • Zain Bahrain
  • Viva Bahrain

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