Internet for All in Bahrain

Connecting to the Internet with Mobile or Fixed lines in the Kingdom of Bahrain.

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Ever wonder how the Kingdom of Bahrain stays so connected? It's simple and efficient! Bahrain offers robust internet through both mobile and fixed broadband connections, ensuring seamless access for all with 100% of the population having access to the Internet as per the International Telecommunication Union (ITU) report. Bahrain has always been at the forefront of liberalization of the telecommunications sector among the Arab countries. Bahrain ranked 1st globally for digital literacy based on the 2021 Inclusive Internet Index, ranked 1st globally in Network Infrastructure & and Internet users in the 2021 Inclusive Internet Index, and Bahrain achieved Nationwide 5G services, becoming one of the first countries in the world, with 5G download speeds exceeding 2Gbps (2020).

In addition, the youth of Bahrain are very active in using social media and maintain an active gaming community. The Bahrain Internet Society has played an important role in the development of the Internet in the country.

Bahrain's Vision for a Digital Future

The Kingdom of Bahrain is steadfast in its pursuit of becoming a "Smart Kingdom" and a dominant Information & Communication Technology (ICT) hub in the region, aligning itself with the Economic Vision 2030 (PDF, 278KB, 26 pages). The Kingdom has undertaken significant initiatives to facilitate ICT investment and develop a skilled workforce through specialized training programs. In 2002, the Telecommunication Law (PDF, 663KB, 60 pages) was enacted, setting the stage for a robust telecommunications sector. Simultaneously, the government introduced its inaugural Telecommunication Plan, charting a strategic path for sector growth.

The establishment of the Telecommunication Regulatory Authority (TRA) marked a pivotal moment, as it became the official entity responsible for overseeing the National Telecommunications Plan's implementation and regulating the telecommunications market through policies and control measures to ensure service quality.

Connecting Everyone to High-Speed Internet

Bahrain is making waves in telecommunications, securing an impressive 7th place globally and 3rd amongst Arab regions in the ICT Development Index 2023 (IDI) as reported by ITU. The country boasts remarkable ICT indicators that put the country among the top-developed countries in telecommunication development.

In line with the Digital Empowerment initiative (PDF, 9.75MB, 44 pages), Bahrain is taking significant steps to connect all educational institutions, ensuring internet access for every student and educator, whether in public or private schools, universities, or other educational facilities. This initiative underlines Bahrain's dedication to digital inclusion and equal access to education and technology for all.

SafeSurf Initiative

SafeSurf Bahrain is an initiative by TRA Bahrain dedicated to empowering the citizens & residents of Bahrain and their families with knowledge & information for a safer cyber environment to ensure safe access for all.

Telecommunications Highlights in Bahrain

  • Bahrain is the first Gulf country to adopt a nation-wide ‘cloud-first’ policy.
  • Bahrain ranked 1st globally for digital literacy based on the 2021 Inclusive Internet Index.
  • Bahrain also achieved the top position globally in Network Infrastructure & Internet 1+users in the 2021 Inclusive Internet Index.
  • As a founding member of the Digital Cooperation Organization, Bahrain is dedicated to advancing digital cooperation, enabling prosperity for all, and addressing the challenges posed by the global pandemic.
  • Bahrain became a member of the International Telecommunications Union Council in 2022 and committed to 10 pledges as part of the ITU Partner to Connect Global Coalition.
  • The nationwide implementation of 5G services in Bahrain, with download speeds exceeding 2Gbps, showcases its status as one of the first countries in the world to achieve this technological milestone (2020).

In line with Bahrain's digital advancements in the telecom sector, the Ministry of Transportation and Telecommunications (MTT) has made significant strides in enhancing customer experience through the development of user-friendly portals across its diverse sectors. These portals enable seamless application and renewal processes for licenses and permits, as well as the convenient payment and tracking of applications. By digitizing these services, the MTT has empowered customers with the ability to apply online at any time, 24/7. This digital transformation has not only streamlined processes but also increased accessibility and convenience for customers, aligning with Bahrain's commitment to digital innovation.


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Government Services Catalogue

Find information about the offered government services across different channels Browse Services Catalogue.

As we navigate through the digital age, Bahrain confirms its commitment to transparency and innovation through the Open Data initiative through Bahrain’s Open Data Portal. This platform is a testament to our dedication to making government data openly available, supporting the principles of accountability and enabling informed decision-making. By providing access to a treasure trove of data, we empower everyone to explore, analyze, and create solutions that drive social and economic progress. The initiative underscores our belief in the power of data to transform lives, foster a culture of knowledge-sharing, and stimulate growth.

We encourage you to leverage this valuable resource, sparking innovation and contributing to the Kingdom’s development. For an enriching journey into the world of Open Data, and to explore the possibilities, visit Bahrain’s Open Data Portal.

Together, let's embrace the opportunity to contribute to Bahrain's digital evolution and ensure that our journey towards national development is a shared endeavor. 

As part of the Kingdom of Bahrain’s unwavering commitment to fostering digital participation, you are invited to explore the available participation topics. Your engagement and contributions are crucial in shaping the digital landscape of the Kingdom of Bahrain, reflecting our collective vision for a future built on the principles of innovation, inclusivity, and progress. Explore more on how you can actively participate in discussions, share your insights, and collaborate on initiatives that are at the heart of our nation's growth.

For a broader exploration of topics and to join the conversation, please visit eParticipation.  

Content Last Updated: 15 Jul, 2024

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