Now Available: Bahrain Telecommunications Report Q2 2016

From: Fast Market Research, Inc.
Published: Mon Feb 15 2016

BMI View : Competition in Bahrain ' s mobile and wireline telecoms market is healthy as it shows measurable benefits for users and still generates the second most attractive returns for operators in the MENA region. Mobile prices in Bahrain have declined by up to 55% between 2010 and 2015, according to a study released by Bahrain's Telecommunications Regulatory Authority (TRA) in December 2015.

The retail price benchmark study revealed that fixed broadband prices in the country saw a decline of up to 85% in the reported period. The price of residential ADSL broadband with speeds of up to 10Mbps decreased to BHD20 (USD53) in 2015 from BHD80 (USD212) in 2010, while data allowance increased from 50GB in 2010 to 150GB in 2015. The report noted that users in Bahrain have benefited from a wide range of retail telecom services and more data at lower rates between 2010 and 2015.

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Bahrain's mobile market reached 2.6mn subscriptions at the end of September 2015, for a penetration rate of 187.6%.

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The launch of LTE has boosted the 3G/4G market, which reached 1.8mn subscriptions in Q1 2015. About 17% of all mobile broadband subscriptions were dedicated data subscriptions at the time.

Fixed wireline continues to decline as it remains affected by mobile substitution. Over Q1 2015, fixed broadband increased to about 180,000 subscriptions, while fixed voice dropped to 237,000 from 174,000 and 242,000 respectively. Bundles are included in these figures.

The Bahrain Telecommunications Report features BMI Research's independent industry forecasts on the future strength of Bahrain's ICT market, covering the fixed-line, mobile and internet segments and analyses latest regulatory developments and corporate news, including investment activity, mergers and acquisitions, joint ventures and partnerships. Leading operators and manufacturers are fully profiled, highlighting their quarterly financial performance, capital expenditure plans and latest contracts.

BMI's Bahrain Telecommunications Report provides industry professionals and researchers, operators, equipment suppliers and vendors, corporate and financial services analysts and regulatory bodies with independent forecasts and competitive intelligence on the telecoms industry in Bahrain.

Key Benefits
Benchmark BMI's independent telecoms industry forecasts for Bahrain to test other views - a key input for successful budgeting and strategic business planning in the Bahraini telecoms market.
Target business opportunities and risks in Bahrain's telecoms sector through our reviews of latest industry trends, regulatory changes and major deals, projects and investments in Bahrain.
Assess the activities, strategy and market position of your competitors, partners and clients via our Company Profiles (inc. SWOTs, KPIs and latest activity).


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