The Telecommunications Regulatory Authority (TRA) has announced winning “Regulatory Initiative of the Year” in MENA region at Comms MEA’s annual Awards ceremony in Dubai. The awards focus on a number of categories encompassing the ICT sector, highlighting the most prominent achievements of the Industry throughout the region.
“The significance of the separation project can’t be overstated.” Says Shaikh Nasser Bin Mohamed Al Khalifa, Acting General Director of TRA. The Separation Project, in simple terms, is where Batelco has been split into two separate entities which are independent of each other. The newly formed “B NET” is a wholesale organization managing Bahrain’s Broadband infrastructure, and Batelco is one of the existing operators in the Kingdom which lease this infrastructure.
No country in the Middle East North Africa region has accomplished this yet, with only seven countries achieving this worldwide.