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.

  • 7,766Total Aircraft Movement, April 2018
  • 714,509Total Passengers, April 2018
  • 20,177Total Cargo and Mail, April 2018
  • 36,000Daily average ridership, April 2017
  • 22,414,514Total Passengers (Feb 2015-Apr 2017)
  • 103,745General Cargo, March 2018
  • 36,386Container Throughput, March 2018
  • 97Total Vessels, March 2018
  • 99Percent Mobile network coverage
  • 57Percent of households passed by fiber-optic broadband network
  • 90Percent of businesses passed by fiber-optic broadband network