Bahrain achieves full nationwide 5G coverage


Bahrain has achieved full nationwide 5G coverage, sparking a new wave of opportunities for streaming, gaming and supply chain technologies. All of the nation’s 1.5 million population are now able to access the high-speed service, and investment experts hope that the roll-out will attract heavyweight tech firms in the post-COVID era. Bahrain’s telecoms sector attracted some BHD 787 million in investments (more than 2 billion US dollars) between 2009 and 2019. In line with economic diversification efforts, the Kingdom’s ICT sector now accounts for nearly three per cent of national GDP. Commenting on the announcement, H.E. Engineer Kamal bin Ahmed Mohamed, Bahrain’s Minister of Transportation and Telecommunications, highlighted the importance of strengthening smart telecoms infrastructure. He said: “We are continually striving to ensure that the Kingdom of Bahrain maintains its position among global leaders in this crucial sector. This includes ensuring availability and deployment of commercial 5G services and enhancing readiness for next generation ICT services such as the Internet of Things and Machine-to-Machine communications. This important milestone is also testament to our strength as a regional and global ICT leader. Moreover, it is a clear indication that more...