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Bahrain - Telecoms, Mobile and Broadband - Statistics and Analyses

  • ID: 2194442
  • Report
  • Region: Bahrain
  • 84 Pages
  • Paul Budde Communication Pty Ltd
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FEATURED COMPANIES

  • Batelco
  • Kalaam Telecom
  • Noor-sat
  • Viva Bahrain.
  • Zain Bahrain
  • MORE
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.

Companies covered in this report include:

Batelco, MenaTelecom (acquired by VIVA), Kalaam Telecom, Noor-sat, Zain Bahrain, Viva Bahrain.
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FEATURED COMPANIES

  • Batelco
  • Kalaam Telecom
  • Noor-sat
  • Viva Bahrain.
  • Zain Bahrain
  • MORE
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

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List of Tables
Table 1 Country statistics 2018
Table 2 Telephone network statistics 2018
Table 3 Broadband statistics 2018
Table 4 Mobile statistics 2018
Table 5 National telecommunications authorities
Table 6 Bahrain - GDP and inflation 2012 2018
Table 7 Telecom sector revenue 2006 2016
Table 8 Telecom sector revenue breakdown 2013 2016
Table 9 Accepted cumulative mobile number portability requests 2011 1H 2017
Table 10 Batelco revenue for Group and Bahrain 2005 2018
Table 11 Batelco (Bahrain) revenue by division - 2018
Table 12 Historic - Fixed lines in service and teledensity - 1995 2004
Table 13 Fixed lines in service and teledensity 2005 2018
Table 14 Internet users and penetration estimates - 2011 2018
Table 15 Fixed broadband subscribers 2014 Q3 2018
Table 16 Fixed broadband market share of technologies 2016
Table 17 Historic Bahrain - mobile subscribers and penetration rate - 1995 2004
Table 18 Bahrain - mobile subscribers and penetration rate - 2005 2019
Table 19 Bahrain - total prepaid mobile subscribers - 1999 Q3 2018
Table 20 Retail mobile market revenue 2012 2017
Table 21 Mobile ARPS 2012 2017
Table 22 Mobile subscribers with active mobile broadband subscriptions 2013 Q1 2018
Table 23 Global - frequency bands under consideration for 5G deployment
Table 24 Batelco total group mobile subscribers 2005 Q1 2018
Table 25 Zain Bahrain revenue, EBITDA, CAPEX and ARPU - 2005 2018
Table 26 Zain Bahrain market share of mobile data revenues 2015 2018

List of Charts
Chart 1 Pre-paid subscribers 2008 Q3 2018

List of Exhibits
Exhibit 1 Bahrain National fixed voice services operators
Exhibit 2 Historical overview of Mena Telecom
Exhibit 3 Key global developments towards 5G standardisation
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  • Batelco
  • MenaTelecom (acquired by VIVA)
  • Kalaam Telecom
  • Noor-sat
  • Zain Bahrain
  • Viva Bahrain.
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