Bahrain 4G auction suspended in wake of Menatelecom court action

22 Mar 2013

Bahrain’s Telecommunication Regulatory Authority (TRA) announced yesterday that it has postponed the multi-band mobile frequency licence auction scheduled for the end of this month, including the submission of pre-qualification documents (scrapping a deadline set for yesterday afternoon), pending further notice. The postponement follows the news reported earlier yesterday by CommsUpdate that Bahraini WiMAX operator Menatelecom had filed a court case against its exclusion from the 4G auction, which has been restricted to the three incumbent cellular network operators, Batelco, Zain and Viva.