Bahrain TRA Inching towards National Broadband Network

Bahrain TRA Inching towards National Broadband Network

The new framework will encourage these improvements by ensuring that all operators can compete on a level playing field in the provision of services to end users and


Albtelecom Bags 4G Licence

Albanian incumbent Albtelecom, which offers wireless services under the Eagle Mobile banner, has acquired a licence to offer Long Term Evolution (LTE) services and is preparing to launch the service nationwide, the company said in a press release. Albtelecom CTO Murat Cakmak noted that all of Eagle’s sites are connected through a fibre-optic network, providing the network with much greater backhaul capacity. The official added:

“This creates a significant advantage for us. Our subscribers will be able to experience much higher speeds and far better quality with the 4G technology, as fibre-optic [links] will be a must in offering quality 4G services.”

Albtelecom is expecting to offer LTE services with peak download speeds of around 150Mbps. The operator is understood to have won 2600MHz 4G spectrum in the regulator’s auction in late February 2015, although the watchdog has yet to make a formal announcement naming the winners.

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