Bahrain 4G spectrum auction suspended
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Bahrain 4G spectrum auction suspended

Bahrain 4G spectrum auction suspended

Bahrain's Telecoms Regulatory Authority (TRA) has postponed an auction to sell radio spectrum for next-generation telecoms networks, after a wireless broadband operator appealed against its exclusion from the sale, delaying improvements in the kingdom's communications infrastructure, Reuters has reported. The TRA was due to auction 12 lots of spectrum primarily for long-term evolution (LTE), or 4G, networks from March 31 and the winners were expected to be announced in mid-April. However, the regulator has said it halted the process "pending further notice" following an appeal by Menatelecom, a subsidiary of Islamic bank Kuwait Finance House.

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