Batelco not happy despite reduced punishment

1 Apr 2008

Bahraini incumbent Batelco has been fined BHD100,000 (USD265,000) by the Telecommunications Regulatory Authority (TRA) for failing to provide wholesale leased line services to alternative telco 2Connect. TRA director-general Alan Horne revealed that the fine had been reduced from BHD500,000 after Batelco complied with a regulatory order by beginning steps to fulfill its wholesale service obligations. However, despite the lesser fine, Batelco labeled the punishment ‘inappropriate’ and legally unjustified.