Connecting to the Internet with Mobile or Fixed lines in the Kingdom of Bahrain.
In line with the Economic Vision 2030, Kingdom of Bahrain aims at become a "Smart Kingdom" and transforming the country to be a leading business and Information & Communication Technology (ICT) hub for internet content & application in the region. Bahrain has taken serious steps to facilitate investment foundations in ICT and build the required skills and talents needed through tailored capacity building and training programs.
The Telecommunication law has been issued in Bahrain since 2002. Within the same year, the government has released the 1st Telecommunication plan and established the Telecommunication Regulatory Authority as the official entity responsible to overlook the National Telecommunications Plan implementation and regulate the telecommunication market through policies and control measures that ensure service quality by the operators.
Access to very high-speed internet is available across the Kingdom through fixed and wireless broadband lines that are accessible by all population and with conveniently affordable prices. The continence of getting internet access is one of the key factors behind bridging the digital gap among all community members and “Leaving No One” without access to internet.
Kingdom of Bahrain has ranked 4th world-wide in the Telecommunication Infrastructure Index (TII) as per ITU reports. Everyone in Bahrain has access to mobile with subscription rate of 118% of the total population. The number of mobile subscribers reached 1.7 million lines, and broadband internet subscribers reached 2.16 million. Fixed lines reached 225,759 active lines.
In line to the Digital Empowerment initiative (PDF, 9.8MB, 44 pages), all educational institutions in Bahrain are connected. Internet access is provided to all students and tutors at public and private schools in Bahrain, as well as universities and other educational institutions.
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Content Last Updated: 20 Aug, 2023