Bahrain Telecommunications Report Q1 2014
Published by Business Monitor International
on Nov 20, 2013
, 101 pages
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Bahrain's telecoms market is rapidly moving towards high-value wireless and wireline data services, supported by the launch of 4G LTE network services and 100Mbps fibre broadband services in 2013. We expect this to help operators offset revenue shortfalls from traditional voice services and improve their subscriber mixes, as consumers turn to postpaid contracts to subsidise the purchase of LTE-enabled smartphones. We retain a positive outlook for the take-up of these services based on strong take-up of mobile broadband services in 2012 and H113 and the government's continued expansionary policy, which will sustain high private consumption levels.