121% mobile penetration in Bahrain

98% describes call quality as ‘excellent’

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There are now 121 mobile phones for every 100 people living in Bahrain, says the country’s telecom watchdog.

Mobile phone penetration has reached 121 per cent, with 98pc describing call quality as ‘excellent’, the Telecommunication Regulatory Authority said yesterday.

The authority said it closely monitors key performance indicators throughout the year to ensure fair competition in the market.

It operates a platform designed to continuously assess and monitor the Quality of Service (QoS) of the most widely used broadband packages in the country, for both fixed and mobile networks. The measurement platform consists of 21 fixed probes distributed at seven locations: Budaiya, Seef, Hamad Town, Manama, Muharraq, Riffa and Sanad.

Acting general director Shaikh Nasser bin Mohammed Al Khalifa said the watchdog is working to improve services, reduce prices and offer consumers greater options in service packages and providers.

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