Local loop unbundling this year for Bahrain

30 Mar 2009

Bahrain’s telecoms regulator the TRA has launched a consultation on draft access regulations which order the incumbent Bahrain Telecom Company (Batelco) to add local loop unbundling (LLU) to its Reference Access Offer. The closing date for responses is 7 May 2009. The former monopoly telco already offers IP bitstream and wholesale DSL products. Under the draft order, it must ‘make all appropriate actions so that LLU field test experimentations can start no later than 15 July 2009’.