Bahrain broadband speed: 86% up to the mark

Mohammed Alnoaimi TRA

Seef District: Around 86% percent of broadband speeds are performing as advertised, according to the latest broadband analysis report by the Telecommunications Regulatory Authority (TRA).

The report was performed based on 8Mbps, the average package subscribed to by consumers for fixed broadband. The maximum speed offered by ISP’s was also tested to measure fixed wireless broadband.

“We perform this analysis report to give consumers much needed insight which lets them decide which broadband service to choose.”

“We perform this report quarterly to monitor the latest changes and ensure the consumer has the right information available to them at all times,” said, Mohammed Al Noaimi, TRA Director of Technical Operations.

The TRA has published the quarterly Broadband Quality of Service (QoS) Report for the 1ST quarter of 2016 with further enhancements and new introductions to the report such as mobile voice and data testing, Internet application testing as well as business broadband services. The report revealed that the average download speed to access websites and web browse for the 1st quarter has reached 6.9 Mbps for ADSL packages and 7.0 Mbps for Fixed wireless packages; this translates to the time it takes for websites to load when browsing.

The following charts present the observed average download speed based on measurements taken every hour for the Fixed Broadband Internet packages during the 1st quarter of 2016, from 1 Jan 2016 until 31 March 2016.

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