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Telecommunications revenues rising in the Kingdom of Bahrain

There are many positive developments occurring in the liberalised telecoms market of Bahrain. The major telecoms operators include Bahrain Telecommunications Company (Batelco), Mena Telecom and Zain Bahrain and also operating in the mobile sector is Viva Bahrain (owned by Saudi … Continue reading

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Lebanon’s new telecoms minister focuses on fixed network improvements

Significant improvements are planned for Lebanon’s fixed network, according to Lebanon’s new telecoms minister Jamal Jarrah. The plans should result in 500,000 new landlines becoming available in 2017, the installation of fibre-optic networks and faster DSL services. Ogero Telecom is … Continue reading

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Maintaining basic telecommunications services has become a priority for war-torn Syria

The civil war which has been underway in Syria for many years has left a trail of destruction and despair. The serious humanitarian issues have gained the international attention of the global community and efforts are underway to alleviate some … Continue reading

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Civil unrest in Yemen has created a challenging environment for telecoms operators

The short-term outlook remains difficult for the telecoms operators in Yemen. The challenging environment which currently exists is a result of the ongoing conflict between opposing parties which flared again in late 2014 and continues today. In 2017 international concern … Continue reading

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Jordan’s mobile market well serviced by three strong players

Three major mobile network operators offer services across Jordan including Zain, Orange and Umniah, as well as an MVNO, Virgin Mobile MEA. The market is highly competitive with the three major operators all having over 30% market share each, in … Continue reading

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