Determinations & Decisions

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Determinations & Decisions    
Decision No. 7 of 2022

July 13, 2022 Download
Decision No. 6 of 2022


The Telecommunications Regulatory Authority has concluded in its decision that Batelco had abused its dominant position by engaging in predatory pricing practices between 30 July 2020 and 29 April 2021 for a period of 9 months, thereby breaching the Telecommunications Law and its Licence terms.

June 28, 2022 Download
Decision No. 3 of 2022

March 10, 2022 Download
Decision No. 2 of 2022

March 10, 2022 Download
Decision No. 1 of 2022

March 10, 2022 Download
Decision No. 16 of 2021

November 17, 2021 Download
Decision No. 15 of 2021

November 10, 2021 Download
Decision No. 13 of 2021

October 07, 2021 Download
Decision No. 12 of 2021

October 07, 2021 Download
Decision No. 10 of 2021

August 26, 2021 Download
Decision No. 9 of 2021

August 26, 2021 Download
Decision No. 8 of 2021

August 24, 2021 Download
Decision No. 7 of 2021

July 11, 2021 Download
Decision No. 6 of 2021

May 20, 2021 Download
Decision No. 3 of 2021

May 20, 2021 Download
Decision No. 5 of 2021


BNET “promotional offer” Proposal on Residential Wholesale Bitstream Service.

April 29, 2021 Download
Decision No. 4 of 2021

April 28, 2021 Download
Final Determination of Dominance in Wholesale Fixed Broadband and Domestic Connectivity Markets

April 27, 2021 Download
Decision No 2 of 2021


Decision of the Telecommunications Regulatory Authority in relation to a complaint submitted through the Equivalence Compliance and Technical Committee ("ECTC") pertaining to an interpretation of a WBS Transfer Request process in Schedule 6.1 of Bnet's Reference Offer

January 31, 2021 Download
Decision No. 1 of 2021

January 20, 2021 Download
Decision No. (16) of 2020 - Revised Timeline for the Rectification of Legacy Public Radiocommunications Stations

December 22, 2020 Download
Decision No. 15 of 2020

December 03, 2020 Download
Decision No. 13 of 2020


Decision of Telecommunications Regulatory Authority in relation to a complaints submitted by Batelco against stc Bahrain under Article 72 of Telecommunications Law

September 29, 2020 Download
Decision No. 11 of 2020

July 23, 2020 Download
Final Determination of Significant Market Power and Dominance in International Connectivity Markets

July 23, 2020 Download
Decision No. 10 of 2020

June 18, 2020 Download
Decision No. 7 of 2020

May 14, 2020 Download
Decision No. 6 of 2020

May 14, 2020 Download
Decision No. 4 of 2020


In relation to the complaint filed by STC Bahrain and Zain Bahrain against Bahrain Telecommunication company B.S.C. for an alleged breach of Article 65 of the Telecommunications Law including a request for an Emergency Order

March 17, 2020 Download
Decision No. 2 of 2020


Against Batelco for breach of the Consumer Protection Regulation Misleading Advertisement

February 27, 2020 Download
Decision No. 1 of 2020


Complaint against STC Bahrain under Article 72 of the Telecommunications Law Misleading Advertisement

February 27, 2020 Download
Determination No.1 of 2019


Determination No. 1 of 2019 – Determination issued by the Telecommunications Regulatory Authority to Bahrain Telecommunications Company B.S.C (“Batelco”) pursuant to Article 65 of the Telecommunications Law regarding Batelco’s constructive refusal to supply and excessive pricing of Wholesale Local Access

May 30, 2019 Download
Decision No. 2 of 2019 – Complaint against VIVA Bahrain under Article 72 of the Telecommunications Law

March 18, 2019 Download
Final Determination of Dominance in the Mobile Termination Markets

February 07, 2019 Download
Determination issued by the Telecommunications Regulatory Authority to Nuetel Communications SPC pursuant to Article 65(f) of the Telecommunications Law regarding Nuetel’s pricing of its Local Interconnection Charges

October 01, 2018 Download
Decision No.(7) Of 2018 - Timeline for the rectification of Legacy Public Radiocommunications Stations

September 17, 2018 Download
Decision No 8 of 2018 – IMC Telecom (transfer of shares)

September 13, 2018 Download
Decision No. 2 of 2018


Proposed Acquisition of Gulf Electronic Tawasul Company – Foreign Branch by Kalam Telecom Bahrain B.S.C.

March 14, 2018 Download
Decision No. 7 of 2017 - Acquisition of Mena Telecom by VIVA Bahrain

October 04, 2017 Download
Decision No. 5 of 2017 - Complaint against Zain under Article 72 of the Telecommunications Law

March 30, 2017 Download
Decision No. 4 of 2017 - Complaint against Batelco under Article 72 of the Telecommunications Law

March 30, 2017 Download
Determination of Significant Market Power in the Retail Markets for Access to Call Services including Domestic Calls from a Fixed Location

April 20, 2016 Download
Determination of Significant Market Power in the Retail Market for International Outgoing Calls from Bahrain

April 20, 2016 Download
Decision No. 6 of 2015 - Complaint against Viva under Article 72 of the Telecommunication Law Misleading Advertisement

October 08, 2015 Download
Resolution No 14 of 2015


The Resolution repeals theRegulation on WholesaleInternational InboundTelecommunications Servicesthat was promulgated by Resolution No 3 of 2012.

September 14, 2015 Download
Decision No 5 of 2015 - 2Connect's Dispute against Batelco-Level of Bank Guarantee

September 13, 2015 Download
Decision No. 4 of 2015 - Complaint against Batelco under Article 72 of the Telecommunication Law

July 12, 2015 Download
Code of practice for the handling of consumer complaints

June 01, 2015 Download
Determination of Significant Market Power and Determination of Dominant Position in the Markets for Domestic Data Connectivity Services

April 10, 2014 Download
Kalaam/Lightspeed Mergers and Acquisitions


Decision No 3 of 2014 - Kalaam and Lightspeed Mergers and Acquisitions

April 08, 2014 Download
Determination of Significant Market Power and Determination of Dominant Position in the Markets for Provision of Broadband Internet Access from Fixed Location

March 27, 2014 Download
Final Determination of Dominant Position in the Market for Termination Services on VIVA’s Mobile Network

May 16, 2013 Download
Cost of Capital Determination

February 20, 2013 Download
Final Dominance Determination for Wholesale International Services

February 20, 2013 Download
Position Paper on the development, implementation and use of bottom-up cost models

October 19, 2011 Download
Determination changing the audit scope applicable to Batelco’s regulatory accounts

July 21, 2011 Download
Repeal of the Determination on the Methodology for the Definition of Telecommunication Markets and Determination on the Methodology for Determining Market Power


Purpose: to repeal the Determination on the Methodology for the Definition of Telecommunications Markets (Determination 1 of 2003) and the Determination on the Methodology for Determining Market Power (Determination 2 of 2003).

February 18, 2010 Download
Dominance Designation for Termination Services on Individual Mobile Networks

February 01, 2010 Download
Dominance designation for termination services on individual mobile networks


Purpose: to define and determine whether a licensed operator or operators is/are dominant in the mobile termination services market.

February 01, 2010 Download
Cost of Capital

November 03, 2009 Download
Determination of Dominance in Wholesale Broadband Markets

September 14, 2009 Download
Determination of Significant Market Power in Certain Relevant Retail Markets

June 03, 2008 Download
Dominance in Wholesale Markets by Batelco

January 22, 2006 Download
Determination of the Cost of Capital (2005)

November 20, 2005 Download
WiFi Resolution

August 14, 2005 Download
Determination issued by the Telecommunications Regulatory Authority to Bahrain Telecommunications Company B.S.C. and MTC Vodafone (Bahrain) B.S.C pursuant to section 57(g) of the Telecommunications Law

January 03, 2005 Download
Batelco’s Cost of Capital

August 09, 2003 Download
Determination on the Methodology for Determining Market Power


Purpose: Determination of the approach TRA will use to determine Dominance and Significant Market Power (SMP) in relevant telecommunications markets in Bahrain

April 19, 2003 Download
Determination on the Methodology for the Definition of Telecommunications Markets


Purpose: to describe the methodology the TRA will use for defining telecommunication markets in Bahrain when considering whether to impose any ex ante regulatory measures.

April 19, 2003 Download
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