Broadband Services in Bahrain Record Lowest Prices in Arab Region, Mobile Local Calls Dropped by 15%- TRA

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2018-07-16 - 7:25 p

Bahrain Mirror: Bahrain's Telecommunications Regulatory Authority (TRA) published a report on the retail price benchmarking study of telecommunications services in Arab countries for 2017.

The results of the study reveal that the prices of fixed and mobile broadband services in Bahrain are the lowest on the Arab level.

It also shows that the prices of fixed broadband services have dropped by up to 33% between 2016 and 2017.

The study also confirms that the mobile operators in Bahrain offer more competitive prices compared with other GCC countries.

Although mobile operators discontinue offering unlimited data allowance (with throttling the download speed after consuming the data threshold) and have decreased the range of mobile packages, the data allowance provided with these packages has significantly increased in 2017.

The study shows that 46% of plans have data allowances over 10GB in 2017 compared with 9% in 2016.

Based on the latest market data, the average monthly outgoing mobile domestic voice minutes per customer dropped by 15%, while the mobile data usage increased by 16% over the period 2016-2017. Average monthly data usage for Bahrain in 2017 reached 9 GB compared to 2 GB in 2013.

Moreover, 80% of mobile subscribers have an active data subscription by the end of 2017 compared to 50% in mid of 2013.

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