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Bahrain TRA says internet penetration reaches 99%

Thursday 10 October 2019 | 12:39 CET | News

The Telecommunications Regulatory Authority (TRA) said internet penetration in Bahrain has reached 99 percent, indicating increasing affordability. The TRA's latest telecommunications services residential market survey report found that 99 percent of respondents said they use WhatsApp and YouTube, 95 percent use Instagram and Facebook and 90 percent use Snapchat. 

According to the report, almost all respondents have a mobile phone service, but the rate users having two or more mobile SIM cards is in decline, dropping to 16 percent in 2018 from 38 percent in 2017. The main reason put forward by respondents for having more than one SIM card was to have separate ones for business and personal use.

The survey found that 16 percent of households have a fixed telephone line. The TRA said 85 percent of respondents were satisfied with telecommunications services in Bahrain.


 



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Countries: Bahrain
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