Batelco fined for FALCON obstruction

26 Nov 2009

MENAFN reports that Bahrain Telecom (Batelco) has been fined USD13.3 million by the Telecommunications Regulatory Authority (TRA) for preventing rival local operators from directly accessing the FALCON international submarine cable. Batelco is obliged to provide installation, operation and maintenance facilities for operators wishing to access the cable, but the TRA said that the telco had failed to fulfil all its commitments.