Consultancy appointed for 4G auction

Bahrain’s Telecommunications Regulatory Authority (TRA) has appointed a consultancy, Frontier Economics, to design and manage a competitive 4G mobile licensing process scheduled to begin in the first quarter of 2013. A first stage will involve two paired 40MHz allocations in the 2600MHz band auctioned under technology-neutral licences in Q1 2013, while a further 2×30MHz in the band will become available by the end of 2014.

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