Bahrain Telecom Market 

Bahrain Telecom Market 

  • April 2016 •
  • 62 pages •
  • Report ID: 3812619 •
  • Format: PDF
Bahrain Telecom Market : The Future of the Telecom Market After Intense Price Wars between Telecom Operators

The study covers the Bahrain telecom market, examines challenges, drivers, and restraints for growth, pricing, distribution, technology, legislation, demand, and geographical trends. Growth forecast of segments has been provided. There is also an in-depth analysis of the competitive situation, including operators' (Viva, Zain Bahrain, and Batelco) market shares and profiles of key operators. The base year is 2014 with forecasts till 2019. The market is divided into 3 segments: mobile telephony, fixed-line telephony, and broadband. It also outlines market opportunities and discusses how best to take advantage of them.

Key Findings

In 2014 mobile penetration in Bahrain was % and broadband penetration was %. The number of mobile subscribers grew by % compared to 2013. The broadband segment grew the highest at %.

- There were fixed-line subscribers in 2014, but market shrunk by % compared to 2013.

- ICT sector development is one of the governmental priorities in the Bahrain National Vision 2030 plan and market growth is driven by eGovernment and eCommerce initiatives that aim to further diversify the country’s economy.

- The Telecommunications Regulatory Authority (TRA) launched the 3rd National Telecom Plan in 2012 according to which the National Broadband Network is expected to improve bandwidth connection; for business the speed should exceed 1 Gbps and for homes Mbps. This is still being implemented.

- In 2014, total telecom market revenue in Bahrain grew, but only by % and reached $ billion.