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Internet snags in Bahrain 'will be sorted soon'

Manama, November 13, 2013

Disruption affecting mobile phone and Internet users in Bahrain could be cleared up soon, said a top government official.

Bahrain's telecom watchdog earlier ordered network operators to re-examine their systems following a flood of complaints from customers about dropped calls, deteriorating voice quality and unstable Internet, reported the Gulf Daily News, our sister publication.

Minister of State for Communication Affairs Shaikh Fawaz bin Mohammed Al Khalifa said Bahrain's implementation of 4G technology should eliminate such problems. "Bahrain's three major telecommunication companies are currently in a transitional phase, which is why people may be experiencing some disruption," he said.

"In Bahrain we are moving ahead technologically to be in line with the rest of the world and are upgrading from 3G to LTE (4G).

"These companies are in the process of upgrading their infrastructure to support the shift and it should be ready by the end of this year. This is an important step for Bahrain as we will be moving to faster and more reliable Internet,” he added. – TradeArabia News Service

Tags: Bahrain | Internet | Mobile phones | 3G | LTE |

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