According to the research, 5G download speeds in Bahrain reached a peak of 3.2 Gbps, enabling consumers to connect faster. Furthermore, 4G network average download speeds have more than doubled since 2020, going up from 85 Mbps in 2020 to 266 Mbps in 2022.
TRA General Director, Philip Marnick said: “Almost all of us use mobile services every day. Good mobile quality of service is essential. Our Mobile Audit shows that the quality of all three of our mobile networks and the services they support is good and continues to improve. The TRA’s mobile audit is a comprehensive review of network performance. In order to ensure that the results reflect the real performance of the networks and services, certain unreliable data had to be removed. The increasing availability and use of 5G and improved network performance have led to the increase in the quality of service we see. These achievements come as a result of the collaborative efforts between the TRA, Mobile Network Operators (MNOs), and other stakeholders right across Bahrain's telecommunications industry.”
The TRA's QoS audit explored different areas of user experience, such as download and upload speeds, latency, social networking app performance, and webpage browsing. The report emphasizes mobile network progress, with 5G technology from all three Mobile Network Operators (MNOs) providing coverage across the whole population.
The report can be accessed on https://www.tra.org.bh/en/category/quality-of-services-qos.