TRA revokes licences of Bahrain Broadband, Northstar Technology Company

24 Nov 2017

Bahrain’s Telecommunications Regulatory Authority (TRA) has withdrawn all telecommunications licences of Bahrain Broadband (Greenisis), and cancelled Northstar Technology Company’s International Telecommunications Facilities Licence. No reason was given for Bahrain Broadband’s revocation, but Northstar’s facilities-based international licence cancellation was made after the company submitted a voluntary revocation request.

The TRA has asked that any objections to the decision regarding Northstar should be submitted in writing no later than 2 December 2017 and objections regarding Bahrain Broadband have until 15 December 2017.

TeleGeography notes that Bahrain Broadband previously operated an iBurst-based wireless broadband network under the Greenisis brand, but the company appears to have ceased operations, with its website discontinued. Northstar, on the other hand, continues to offer a range of B2B-focused broadband access, voice calling and other services.