Manama, April 27 (BNA) The Communications Regulatory Authority announced that it has granted the American company “SpaceX” a license to provide Starlink satellite and Internet services in Bahrain.
The Kingdom is the first in the GCC to grant a license for this service.
Starlink is a new and innovative service that uses a network of satellites along the Earth’s orbit at low altitudes. This allows it to provide fiber-class Internet services to consumers around the world, including in residential and commercial units, as well as ships and aircraft.
This service will help maintain the Kingdom’s position, as a leading competitor in the telecom markets, with Starlink’s ability to provide services to consumers in Bahrain and the wider region.
The Director-General of the authority, Philip Marnick, said that Bahrain’s position as a call center, with an open and advanced competitive market, makes it an ideal place to introduce new services.
“We are pleased that Starlink has chosen Bahrain as the first market in the Gulf to obtain licenses for its services. This will ensure that consumers and businesses in the Kingdom continue to have access to the most advanced telecom capabilities and services.”