Batelco Bahrain

Batelco Bahrain Logo

Country

Company Name

Bahrain Telecommunications Company BSC

Ownership Type

Publicly Traded Company

MNC

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3G UMTS Frequency Bands

4G LTE Frequency Bands

Company Overview

Bahrain Telecommunications Company (Batelco) was established in 1981 is the principal telecommunications company in the Kingdom of Bahrain. The company is headquartered in Bahrain and is listed on the Bahrain Bourse.

The company offers a comprehensive portfolio of solutions for the residential, business and government segments in Bahrain, including all IP fixed and 4G LTE wireless broadband networks, and MPLS based regional data solutions.

Batelco operates a 2G GSM service over 900 MHz and launched 3G services on B1 (2100 MHz) in December 2007, upgraded to DC-HSPA+ in June 2012. In February 2013 the company switched on its 4G LTE network over B3 (1800 MHz). Batelco announced plans for LTE-A, marketed as 4G+, in June 2016 however the rollout is ongoing. In partnership with Ericsson the company recently conducted 5G trials in a real world environment over a live network, including testing speed, latency and beam steering, with ‘record speeds’ of 25 Gbps achieved.

3G UMTS Network Information

Details on UMTS network deployments are shown below. Data are often incomplete due to commercial nature. Consult dossier text for further details.

Launch Date 2007-12 Status Active
UMTS BandPacket DataStatus
Active
4G LTE Network Information

Details on LTE network deployments are shown below. Data are often incomplete due to commercial nature. Consult dossier text for further details.

Evolution Status Active [Launched 2013-02]
Max. MIMO Max. Modulation
Carrier Aggregation - Features
LTE BandChannel WidthStatus
20 MHz Active
IoT Network - NB-IoT (LTE Cat-NB1)
Technology Status Planned
Band - Launch Date -