Axon supported the national authority (TRA) in the assignment of the 800 and 2600 MHz bands in the Kingdom of Bahrain to mobile operators during 2019. This was a move promoted by the TRA in line with the 4th National Telecommunications Plan to make sure that mobile operators can cater for the increasing demand for data services in the Kingdom.
Axon’s support to the Authority included:
The award process was highly successful as the TRA managed to award all the available spectrum at a price that reflected its fair value and according to the internal techno-economical needs of the MNOs. Additionally, the post-award distribution of spectrum across the three MNOs was very similar (see below), thus contributing to effective competition in the mobile market.