Bahrain National Day, Features - December 16, 2022

Telecommunications Technology: 51 Great Things of Bahrain

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#44 Telecommunications Technology

Before 1981, telecommunications in Bahrain were provided separately for national and international services: the Bahrain Telephone company (for national services) and Cable &Wireless, UK (for international services). These were then combined to form Batelco (BahrainTelecommunications Company), which today is the Kingdom’s principal telecommunications company. Since then, other telecommunications companies have entered the market, includingSaudi-owned stc and Kuwaiti-owned Zain.

In 2002, Bahrain established the Telecommunications Regulatory Authority (TRA), implementing the Telecommunications Law in the Kingdom. Since then, the authority has focused on positioning telecommunications as a pillar of social and commercial growth.


This article is part of an ongoing series – 51 Great Things About Bahrain as a tribute to the Kingdom’s 51st National DayRead more in this special edition.

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