The Telecommunications Regulatory Authority of Bahrain (TRA) welcomed members of the Wi-Fi Industry on the 25th of January at their headquarters in Seef District. Presentations and discussions were held on the capabilities of new Wi-Fi generations and their positions at the upcoming World Radiocommunication Conference (WRC-23), in addition to Bahrain’s position regarding the upper 6Ghz Band.
In addition to supporting the Kingdom’s digital economy, Wi-Fi 6 and Wi-Fi 6E will also foster digital transformation across all sectors and the development of cutting-edge fields such as artificial intelligence. In this way, the telecommunications and ICT sector can contribute to economic growth in all sectors of the Kingdom’s economy and support growth across all sectors. Furthermore, it complies with the Government’s requirement that consumers should benefit from improving average download speeds over time. This is to meet evolving consumer needs, and aspire to be among the leading countries regionally, when it comes to download and upload speeds.
“New Wi-Fi generations 6 & 6E facilitates the objective of faster download speeds to consumers, as does the nationwide 5G coverage and the increasing fibre coverage. A maximum data rate of almost 10Gbps is provided by Wi-Fi 6 & Wi-Fi 6E, the latest version of unlicensed wireless networking. As a result, gaming, artificial and virtual reality, IoT, 4K/8K video, etc., can benefit from improved latency, improved connection quality, and faster data transfer.” Says Eng. Hasan Mohamed Hasan, Director of Spectrum at TRA “This will allow improved quality of service, new areas for innovation, will encourage small businesses to introduce new products and services, and will enable remote monitoring and control of machinery throughout the Kingdom."