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Bahrain approves faster, efficient internet technologies

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Internet users in Bahrain will soon be able to benefit from faster and more efficient Wi-Fi 6 technologies, allowing them to enjoy the full capabilities of both fibre and 5G.

Radio spectrum enabling speedier Wi-Fi 6 technologies has been officially licensed by Bahrain, according to the Telecommunications Regulatory Authority of Bahrain (TRA), which made the announcement yesterday.

This is in line with the Kingdom’s adoption of radio spectrum ranges 5470 – 5725 MHz and 5925 – 6425 MHz for Wi-Fi 6 and Wi-Fi 6E applications. According to TRA, Bahrain has one of the most extensive fibre optic deployments in the world, with 5G deployments that spans the entire Kingdom.

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Wi-Fi 6 new features will enhance the consumer experience by increasing capacity and performance. It lets routers communicate with more devices at once and send data to multiple devices at the same time.

This is of more significance as the average number of connected devices in a Bahraini household is expected to continue to increase. TRA General Director Philip Marnick said: “Bahrain is one of the most connected places in the world and Internet users expect to be able to use the full potential of both our extensive fibre and 5G coverage.

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Opening this new Wi-Fi spectrum will not only enable everyone in Bahrain to access the services they want today, it will also allow them to make full use of new technologies and capabilities as they become available.”

TRA noted that with the new radio spectrum now in place, commercial and government organisations will be able to offer enhanced services, enabling the Kingdom to continue enhancing its global Information and Communications Technology (ICT) deployment ranking.

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