Second Mobile License Selection and Award
The Mobile License Application process began in January 2003. The purpose was to establish the second mobile operator on the basis of a schedule that complies with the Law. This is a summary of the process:
|Event ||Date in 2003 |
|Invitation to Apply
||1 January |
|Application Questions deadline
||22 February |
|Submission of Application
||5 March |
|Shortlist of Applicants
||26 March |
|Issue of license to the successful Applicant
||22 April |
On 26 March 2003, the TRA announced the short listed applicants for the second mobile license in Bahrain. The award was announced on 20 April 2003 and the granted license was published on 22 April 2003. Details can be found in Public Notices on the Publications page.
The following documents are available:
- The Opportunity for a Second Mobile Telecommunications Operator in the Kingdom of Bahrain, 31 December 2002. View
- Invitation to Apply for the Second Mobile Telecommunications license and Frequency license in the Kingdom of Bahrain, 1st January 2003.View
- Mobile license Granted. On 22 April 2003, the TRA granted a mobile telecommunications license to MTC Vodafone (Bahrain) BSC (c). View
The related Telecommunications Law can be found on the Main Instruments page. Mapping material and associated data may be obtained from Geomatec, a public sector body owned by the Bahrain Centre of Studies and Research, which operates on a commercial basis, at www.bcsr.gov.bh telephone +973 17 540059, fax +973 17 531318.
See the FAQ for answers to questions received from interested parties and a Position Paper on the Rights and Capabilities of the Second Mobile Operator with respect to International Services and External Connections. The FAQ includes the Excel spreadsheet 'Mobile ITA Annex'.
Mobile licence Award,CCA DC 020. On 20 April 2003, the TRA announced the award of the second mobile licence in Bahrain.