TRA reviews the current schedule of fees for licensees

Seef District: In light of the increasing pace of competition in the telecommunications sector and efforts of telecommunications operators to provide the best and latest services in the Kingdom of Bahrain , the Telecommunications Regulatory Authority (TRA) found it important to conduct a comprehensive review of the current Schedule of Fees issued in 2010 with the aim of allowing Licensed Operators to efficiently provide public and private telecommunications services which benefits consumers of these services. As such, TRA has issued the public consultation document on the review of the current schedule of fees for licensees.

“The telecommunications sector is one of the key sectors affecting the progress of the national economy. In order to support the growth of this sector, TRA has embarked on studying the possibility of updating the current schedule of fees so that to reach a positive balance that contributes to the increased growth of the sector and supports continuity of positive competition as well as meets consumer needs of modern and advanced services at competitive prices,” TRA General Director, Mohamed Bubashait, said.

TRA in collaboration with the Directorate of Wireless Licensing, Frequency and Monitoring, conducted a review of the annual frequency fees for private licensees and included the fees in the same proposed schedule published on the TRA’s website.

“The review is intended to adopt an equitable pricing mechanism for Telecommunications License Application Fee, Gross Annual Turnover-based Fee, Annual Frequency License Fees, Numbering Fees, Type Approval Fees, and introduce new structures for Domain Name Fees, Application Fee for Interference Investigation and Fees for Radiocommunication Station (Mast and Towers) Stations,” TRA Director of Technical and Operations, Mohamed Alnoaimi, said.

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