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TRA introduces Post 3G licencing
National Telecom Plan
The third national telecom plan was established.
Number Portability makes its debut, allowing bahrain’s residents to switch providers freely without losing their numbers.
Commercial Viva launch
Commencement of commercial Viva launch and introduction of the online safety initiative
Third Mobile Telecommunications Service Provider
licensing of a third telecommunications service provider (Viva)
Commencement of the implememntation of the regulatory procedures resulting from the strategic review
Strategic and Retail Market Review
Strategic and retail review for the telecommunications sector
TRA grants two WIMAX Licenses to Zain and Menatelecom
Framework and Fostering
Development of the basic regulatory framework and fostering of competition
Complete liberalization of the telecommunications sector , fully in all markets.
Second Mobile operator license
A second mobile operator license was granted to Zain, bringing competition to Bahrain’s telecommunications sector for the first time.
A crucial need for progress in the telecommunications sector arises, thus the Telecommunications regulatory authority was established, and telecommunications law was implemented for the first time in Bahrain