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Introduction

The Bahrain telecoms market continues to progress with increased subscriptions for broadband services over both fixed and mobile networks. Traffic over mobile services continues to dominate the communications market, clearly indicating consumers' preference to communicate over data-enabled services.

Highlights

  • The TRA, the regulator in Bahrain, has issued a new schedule of fees.
  • The TRA has launched an interactive quality-of-service portal.

Features and Benefits

  • Sets out the regulatory landscape in Bahrain.
  • Details the progress made in rolling out broadband services in Bahrain.

Key questions answered

  • What remedies are imposed at the retail and wholesale levels for fixed and mobile services in Bahrain?
  • What are the current regulation and telecoms policies in Bahrain?

Table of contents

Summary

  • In brief
  • Ovum view

Regulatory framework

  • National regulatory authority
  • Key legislation and regulation

Spectrum

  • Spectrum policy
  • Wireless licensing

Wholesale fixed regulation

  • Services subject to regulation
  • Voice interconnection
  • Wholesale access
  • Wholesale broadband services

Wholesale mobile regulation

  • Services subject to regulation
  • Mobile termination charges

Other services subject to regulation

  • The retail market
  • The regulation of bundles
  • Quality of service
  • Advertising of broadband speeds
  • Terminating and switching out of contracts
  • VoIP
  • Regulatory position on OTT services
  • Regulatory position on IoT/M2M
  • Numbering policy
  • Data protection regulation

Universal service

  • Universal service provider

Appendix

  • Methodology
  • Author

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