Bahrain TRA extends 2Connect shutdown deadline

Telecoms operator now has until 23rd April to wrap up all services in the country
The Bahrain TRA has extended the deadline for 2Connect to shut down all telecommunications in the country from 27th March to 23rd April
The Bahrain TRA has extended the deadline for 2Connect to shut down all telecommunications in the country from 27th March to 23rd April


The deadline for 2Connect to stop all telecommunications services in Bahrain has been extended from 27th march to 23rd April by the Bahrain Telecommunications Regulatory Authority (TRA).

"The deadline has been extended by TRA in order to allow all customers of 2Connect to smoothly transition their services to another operator of choice" said Ahmed Aldoseri, TRA's director of Information and Communications Technologies.

According to Aldoseri, the TRA "is committed to the continuity of the telecommunication services of businesses operating in the Kingdom of Bahrain, and will endeavor to avoid any disruption to the communications of such businesses".

The TRA has now met with both local and international 2Connect partners to provide support during the shutdown of the service and has issued guidelines for 2Connect customers on how best to change their services from their existing provider as quickly as possible.

Bahrain's TRA announced the shutdown on 20th March and at first stated the deadline would be exactly one week later. No reason has yet been given for the cessation of services, but a previous director of 2Connect, Ibrahim Sharif, was arrested last week in government clampdowns. Sharif is also the head of opposition party Waad.

REGISTER NOW | Webinar Event | Security you can bank on – Safeguarding the Middle East’s financial sector

Presented in partnership with security and network specialist Cybereason, the second in the three part webinar series will bring together a panel of experts to discuss how banks and financial institutions are evolving their service offering while simultaneously staying one step ahead of the cyber criminals who seek to bring their operations crashing to the ground.

Editor's Choice

Emerson expands analytics platform for industrial enterprise-level wireless infrastructure management
Plantweb Insight platform adds two new Pervasive Sensing applications that manage wireless networks more efficiently with a singular interface to the enterprise
Digitalisation seen as a competitive advantage by Middle East private businesses
Nearly 80 per cent of private business leaders acknowledge that digitalisation can impact business sustainability
Etisalat introduces Multi-Access Edge Computing architecture delivering best-in-class video streaming performance for 5G networks
MEC architecture achieves performance gains of as much as 90% in video streaming, validating how ultra-low-latency applications will be delivered over 4G and 5G networks

Most popular

Don't Miss a Story