Overview

The Telecommunications Directorate of the Ministry of Transportation and Telecommunications is tasked with the development of the Telecommunications sector in the Kingdom of Bahrain within the framework established by the Legislative Decree No. 48 of 2002 promulgating the Telecommunications Law, with the objective of enhancing telecommunications services and infrastructure, fostering enhanced competition and ensuring consumer protection.

Additionally, the Telecommunications Directorate undertakes the preparation and implementation oversight of the recurrent National Telecommunications Plans, which establish Government’s policy and objectives for the sector for the duration of the Plan.

The Telecommunications Directorate is also responsible for representing the Kingdom of Bahrain in all telecommunications related regional and international conferences, meetings and forums.

  • 8,519Total Aircraft Movement, March 2017
  • 718,214Total Passengers, March 2017
  • 20,747Total Cargo and Mail, March 2017
  • 36,003Daily average ridership, December 2016
  • 18,266,871Total Passengers (Jan-Dec 2016)
  • 55,066General Cargo, April 2017
  • 31,805Container Throughput, April 2017
  • 79Total Vessels, April 2017
  • 99Percent Mobile network coverage
  • 57Percent of households passed by fiber-optic broadband network
  • 90Percent of businesses passed by fiber-optic broadband network