Bahrain

Kalaam-bam-boom: Lightspeed takeover approved in a flash
Hear my voice: Zain also has HD
Viva claims HD voice first
TRA finalises broadband market determinations
Kalaam aims to acquire Lightspeed, subject to regulatory consultation
Batelco deploying fibre to Bahrain Bay; activates iPhone 5 on 4G network
Batelco signs National Broadband Network agreement with government
Zain Bahrain IPO ‘by end of June’
Menatelecom pushes enterprise services incorporating LTE
Kalaam boosts international connectivity via Bharti
Menatelecom announces full commercial nationwide 4G launch
Batelco’s revenues climb 22%, but profits fall 28%
Zain Group reports 3.9% drop in 2013 revenues
Batelco showcases 10Gbps GPON broadband
Viva launches commercial LTE, claims ‘widest coverage’
Zain picks Ericsson to implement billing solution
Zain wants to keep majority control of Bahrain unit after IPO
Zain Group reports flat revenues in 3Q13
Batelco has broadband retail SMP in business sector only, as mobile broadband dominates
Zain Bahrain contracts Ericsson for LTE transformation
Zain, SLA Mobile launch direct operator billing platform
Batelco group 9M EBITDA up 20%
Batelco and Tata ink MPLS deal
Zain signs four-year managed services deal with Ericsson
Viva launching LTE this quarter with 90% coverage
Quartet team up for Gulf fibre network
Batelco contracts Ericsson for LTE, 3G expansion
Batelco offers LTE data backup service
Batelco, Zain, Viva awarded additional 4G spectrum licences
Batelco signs MoU with Huawei, interconnection with Epsilon
Batelco extends 4G to pre-paid users
Viva fined for licence transgressions
Batelco’s revenues climb 10%, subscribers up 24%, following Islands consolidation
Zain Kuwait profit plunges 27% to KWD113m
Batelco expands 4G service range with home broadband package
4G licence auction cancelled
Bahrain studies VoIP regulation options
Viva la difference! Saudi-backed cellco highlights network improvements
Viva’s interconnection rates regulated
Batelco’s profits fall 17% in Q1
Viva 4G launch is imminent
Zain Bahrain launches 4G network
Zain Bahrain IPO by end-December, confirms TRA
Batelco offers 100Mbps home fibre broadband
2Connect attempts to sue TRA over LTE auction exclusion
Zain Bahrain must carry out belated 15% IPO
RCOM to sell 80% stake in submarine unit
Batelco completes purchase of CWC’s Monaco & Islands division
TRA appeals against 4G court ruling
Batelco confirms Ericsson sole LTE vendor, revs up 4G for Grand Prix
Bahrain 4G auction suspended in wake of Menatelecom court action
Menatelecom enters court over 4G exclusion
Iran, GCC states agree multi-band mobile spillover pact
Menatelecom not allowed to bid in 4G auction
Batelco in talks to acquire a stake in Globalcom
21 March new deadline for multi-band auction documentation
TRA to revise spectrum auction timetable
Batelco pleased with regulatory leeway on international wholesale services
Batelco signs three-year network services support agreement with Ericsson
Batelco launches commercial LTE-1800 services
Bahrain confirms no new entrants in 4G auction
Batelco, Ericsson seek expanded partnership
TRA issues 2600MHz, 2100MHz, 1800MHz, 900MHz invitation
Batelco denies India rumours
Batelco’s overseas revenues reach 41% of total
Menatelecom schedules TD-LTE launch in June/July
Zain bundles OSN’s pay-TV channels
Batelco shareholders approve Monaco & Islands acquisition from CWC
4G tender deadlines approaching
Menatelecom signs LTE MoU with Huawei
Menatelecom investing in nationwide LTE rollout
TRA speeds up release of 2.5GHz-2.6GHz bands
Batelco gets reduced penalty for restricting international cable access
Batelco reports 9M results; revenues down 7%
Batelco slashes business broadband/IP rates
Batelco and CWC discussing GBP614m sale of Monaco & Islands business
Consultancy appointed for 4G auction
Batelco introduces SaaS cloud service
TRA allocates SMP to Viva in mobile interconnection market
Batelco’s net profit, EBITDA, revenues fall
Three-year telecoms plan approved
Newcomer Greenisis selects 3Roam for IP backhaul
Batelco launches 42Mbps upgrade, unlimited mobile broadband packages
Batelco’s wholesale charges brought down
GBI connects with Batelco
Batelco scraps tower lease plan in favour of infrastructure sharing
TRA reduces raft of Batelco’s wholesale charges
Batelco’s profits shrink 8%
Batelco eyes acquisitions to offset domestic declines
TRA clarifies LTE plan, government yet to decide on new foreign entrants
TRA announces 2600MHz, other spectrum auctions
TRA invites expressions of interest in unallocated 1900MHz-2170MHz
Zain Bahrain deploys ip.access femtocell
GBI cable ready for service
Batelco launches pre-paid 'broadband for all'
Batelco ‘reviews sustainability’ of Indian unit following licence cancellations
Verizon extends ‘Private IP’ service to Africa, Middle East
Batelco’s group subscribers up 20% annually
Batelco and Ericsson demonstrate LTE HD video services
Batelco users go faster upstream
Viva full LTE launch by April
Viva Bahrain launches LTE for complex users; Batelco’s 4G trial successful
Regulator revises Batelco's wholesale rates
Batelco looks at selling towers to raise over USD200m acquisition capital
Viva Bahrain completes nationwide DC-HSPA+ rollout
Batelco’s revenues fall 4%
Fixed line portability now available
Mena Telecom awards Huawei managed services deal
Batelco launches IPTV in new development areas
Bahrain fixed number portability commences October
Batelco’s first-half profits fall 17%
MNP to begin on 17 July
Viva Bahrain launches DC-HSPA+ network
Batelco issued with final order to launch LLU this month
Batelco's 1Q results down due to domestic difficulties
2Connect wins reprieve
Zain Bahrain upgrades WiMAX network
2Connect’s CEO, customers angry at disconnection
Interest solicited for GSM-1800 spectrum, to be used for future 4G
2Connect disconnected by regulator? Company claims still plugged in
Batelco’s Bahrain pain explains no-gain
Mena says hello again Moto
Batelco signs group-wide 2G/3G wireless equipment contract with ZTE
Mena Telecom signs up 56,000 WiMAX subscribers
MNP set for introduction by May 2011, fixed two months later
Batelco’s 3Q net profit drops 24%; group’s mobile users more than doubled
Last chance for Bahrain’s shyest SIM owners to reveal themselves
400,000 unregistered mobile SIMs cut off, report says
Unclaimed SIMs face disconnection next month
Batelco’s profit falls 20% on tough competition and STel start-up costs
Utility’s fibre to be used for national broadband network
Batelco chief says market has reached saturation point
Mena Telecom expands WiMAX network with Motorola
Batelco and Ericsson sign 'LTE-readiness' contract
Viva Bahrain launches BlackBerry
Viva Bahrain launches mobile TV
Batelco to expand HSPA+ network capabilities
Batelco’s first-quarter net income drops 7% y-o-y
Zain Bahrain demonstrates voice over LTE
Viva offers free HSPA+ internet until June
Batelco agrees to build landing station for GBI Cable System
Viva Bahrain launches commercial services
Batelco launching 21Mbps HSPA+
Mena Telecom introduces pre-paid WiMAX option
Batelco’s annual sales up 8%, profit climbs 1%
Saudi Telecom names Bahraini venture ‘Viva’; still no launch date
Batelco raises DSL speeds to 16Mbps
Mena reaches 33,000 WiMAX users
Whole rainbow of spectrum to be released by TRA
Batelco fined for FALCON obstruction
Batelco to hang up on dial-up in January 2010
Mena Telecom takes WiMAX to new areas, boosts speeds to 15Mbps
Batelco 9M net profit up 1.5%
LLU testing going ahead with four operators
Batelco launches Middle East VoIP IDD service
NSN implements software upgrades for Zain Bahrain’s pathway to LTE
Batelco fined by TRA
Batelco launches discounted 10Mbps ADSL for businesses, schools
STC Bahrain launch expected by end of year
Zain Bahrain joins fast lane
Batelco’s 1H revenues up 7.9%
Number portability by year-end
Lightspeed quick to take advantage of faster DSL
Batelco finally takes its cap off
Bahraini telecoms services sales reach USD800m
Batelco ups HSDPA limit to 14.4Mbps
Mena Telecom says WiMAX ‘a big success’, but how big?
Profits fall 4% at Batelco
Local loop unbundling this year for Bahrain
Batelco plotting African acquisition
TRA relaunches GSM-1800 'guard band' frequency licence auction
Pre-paid users given last chance to register
BT and 2Connect form alliance
Qtel to delist from Bahrain exchange, considers further share sale
STC wins Bahrain’s third mobile licence
Batelco’s profits up 2.7% on 10.1% sales increase
Batelco completes NGN
STC sole bidder for third mobile licence
Mobily and 2Connect team up for Bahrain’s third mobile licence
Mobile auction put back to next year
Mena Telecom launches nationwide WiMAX network
Mobile auction delayed; newspaper points to Batelco ownership negotiations
TRA offers additional GSM-1800 spectrum
Batelco profit up 32%
Batelco launches new VoIP IDD service
Tata and Batelco link up
Batelco lets customers answer for free
Mena Telecom WiMAX launch: ‘soon’ upgraded to ‘very soon’
Bahrain publishes mobile tender documents
LLU in Bahrain
Horne blows telecoms trumpet
Batelco’s profits down 15.1%
US consultant appointed for third mobile licence auction
Wholesale price drops expected to benefit end-users, says regulator
Mena opens WiMAX hub
TRA extends deadline for choosing mobile licensing advisor
TRA releases final statement
USD4 billion burning a hole in Batelco’s pocket
TRA consults on third mobile licence
Government to reduce Batelco stake
Batelco tops 700,000 domestic mobile users, 3.3m group-wide
Batelco’s NGN is on target
Bahrain to license third cellco this year?
Batelco not happy despite reduced punishment
Batelco in hot water over premature advertising
Horne blows trumpet on new mobile licence, number portability
State to give up majority of shares in Batelco over three years
Cabinet approves new telecoms plan
Batelco annual revenues, profits up 25%, 13.6%
Batelco signs up 38,000 3.5G users in first month
Kingdom to decide if three’s a crowd next month
Batelco launches O-net Mobile Broadband
Batelco to launch 3G on 16 December
New Bahraini telco launched by Saudi group
Batelco profit up 10.7%, flat in domestic market
Batelco gears up for final phase of NGN rollout
Correction: no third cellco for Bahrain this year
Batelco invests USD13.5m in 3.5G launch
Kingdom to crown third mobile licensee?
Wireless Kingdom: Zain Bahrain begins WiMAX reign
Mena man moots mobile moves
Mena’s WiMAX network ready by January
Zain Bahrain’s WiMAX network ready for launch at end of month
TRA publishes review, proposes mobile tariff deregulation
2Connect to connect the nation
MTC to move base to Bahrain
Bahrain reviews number portability
Batelco announces regional investments; warns of over-regulation
Mena showcases WiMAX
Batelco 2Q profit rises 13.6% to USD73m
2Connect throws down gauntlet to Batelco
Batelco to accept regulator’s wholesale pricing framework
Batelco drops prices for business broadband clients
MTC-Vodafone to launch WiMAX in September
Mena Telecom nears WiMAX launch
TRA issues competition warning to Batelco
Batelco: ‘no comment’ on sale buzz
Batelco reports strong start to 2007
Jordan Telecom buys majority stake in Lightspeed
MTC-Vodafone upgrades location-based applications
Batelco secures USD485 million loan
Three-year telecoms draft action plan released
Batelco’s revenues up 11%, invests USD105 million in networks
MTC-Vodafone launches VoIP calling card
C&W completes Batelco stake sale
MTC-Vodafone and Mena pay BHD10 million for fixed wireless licences
Batelco slashes broadband prices
Business as usual after WiMAX auction defeat, says Batelco
Mena Telecom and MTC-Vodafone win fixed wireless concessions
Cable & Wireless sells Batelco stake
Eleven bids for fixed-wireless licences
Kalaam extends global reach
Batelco expands satellite IP services
Etisalat and Batelco hatch corporate VPN plan
Batelco to bid for new licence
Ericsson to supply Batelco's HSDPA network in
Jordan Telecom to buy half of Lightspeed
Batelco’s nine-month profits up 8.3%
Response to cheaper broadband exceeds Batelco’s expectations
Batelco and Cisco forge new partnership
Batelco gets clearance for budget DSL package
Two fixed-wireless licences up for grabs
Advisory groups to improve competitive environment
Batelco reduces business internet rates, rolls out IP video calling
MTC Bahrain deploys HSDPA nationwide
Batelco aiming to make broadband affordable
Batelco’s six-month profits up 11%
TRA to use auctions for FWA licences
Bahraini regulator consulting on new cellular licences
Bahrain publishes spectrum policy, considers 3G licensing plan
Batelco ordered to stop cheap offer
Bahrain broadband gets cheaper
MTC-Vodafone beats regional rivals to launch HSDPA
Batelco upgrades broadband packages
Bahraini international callers get new CPS option
Batelco should be barred from fixed-wireless auction, says panel
MTC-Vodafone Bahrain interconnects with newcomer Kalaam
C&W looks for buyer for Batelco stake
Batelco starts the year strong
Batelco launches data centre
Batelco upgrades UAE internet link
MTC to upgrade to HSDPA in Bahrain
C&W looks to exit Batelco
First alternative telco to launch in second quarter
MTC-Vodafone to expand capacity to 400,000
Bahrain mulls new licensing plan
Batelco contracts Ericsson for softswitch upgrade
Batelco to offer cheaper broadband
Batelco given two months to publish wholesale offer
Batelco earmarks diverse investments on back of climbing profits
MTC-Vodafone gives customers MORE
Batelco rewards frequent foreign phoning
Batelco selects Ericsson to expand, improve GSM network
Batelco to halve ADSL rates for business users
Batelco to launch second-based IDD billing
Regulators invite comments on future spectrum policy
Batelco to invest BHD40 million
Batelco contracts Logica for SMS improvements
BCN launches fixed line services
Batelco, Bharti sign GPRS/MMS roaming agreement
TRA to issue temporary Wi-Fi licences
Batelco signs roaming agreements
Batelco to launch triple play
Batelco offers cheap calls to Saudi and Syria
Batelco signs roaming agreement with Hutch
TRA issues new regulation
Batelco profits up 16%
B-Online initiative launched for SMEs
MTC-Vodafone launches 3G roaming
Batelco signs roaming agreement in Jordan
Mobile revenues grow to USD280 million in 2004
Strong subscriber growth bolsters MTC profits
TRA issues draft law to open up networks
MTC Vodafone to provide Middle East’s first nationwide 3G services
MTC-Vodafone set for 3G launch
MTC-Vodafone upgrades with Cisco
Batelco looks to Iran’s business market
Batelco signs new roaming agreement
Batelco reports rising profits for first nine months of 2004
MTC-Vodafone to migrate users to 3G
MTC-Vodafone selects Nokia for W-CDMA upgrade
Batelco and FLAG sign infrastructure deal
Batelco opts for Ericsson EDGE solution
MTC-Vodafone introduces MMS roaming
TRA to offer new fixed line licences
Qwest to launch VoIP
Regulator approves two licence bids
Government outlines gradual liberalisation strategy
MTC-Vodafone selects Nokia affiliate for network expansion
Batelco keen for Iraqi licence
Batelco keen for Iraqi licence
MTC-Vodafone plans 3G launch in early 2004
MTC-Vodafone invests in Bahrain launch
Batelco’s monopoly ended with the launch of MTC Vodafone
Shortlist published for new mobile licensee