The Bahraini government has confirmed that it will soon introduce a set of new and flexible radio communication plans and regulations. The objective behind the move is to attract investment in the communications field.
The government has already prepared an outline for the national dissemination of frequencies. It will soon be presented in the public domain via the Information and eGovernment Authority (iGA) corporate website and the national portal, www.Bahrain.bh.
The new development has unfolded after Mohammed Al Qaed, CEO at iGA, chaired a remote meeting of the third Spectrum Strategy and Co-ordination Committee. The virtual meeting was attended by key representatives of nine government departments.
“The committee is working to provide for the spectrum requirements of various sectors in support of the Government Action Plan. […] The updated National Frequency Plan, which is to be issued as a digital booklet, will allow for more effective use of the spectrum and resources.” said Mr. Al Qaed.
He added, “This will help improve the quality of mobile and satellite communications and other radio services.”
It is worth noting that Bahrain is among the first Arab countries to have embraced this strategy with new radio communications regulations that fall in line with the outcome of the World Radio-communication Conference (WRC), held in Sharm El Sheikh, Egypt in November 2019.
The National Frequency Plan allocates air, land, and maritime satellite spectrums as prescribed by the International Telecommunications Union (ITU).