TRA Bahrain reduces GCC roaming rates

The Bahraini TRA has reduced roaming voice call rates for users within the GCC
The TRA Bahrain has reduced roaming tariffs on Bahraini mobile users that use their device within the GCC
The TRA Bahrain has reduced roaming tariffs on Bahraini mobile users that use their device within the GCC


The Bahrain Telecommunications Regulatory Authority along with the Gulf Cooperative Council countries (GCC) has issued instructions to all of Bahrain's mobile operators to reduce roaming tariffs on international calls made to GCC countries while roaming within the GCC.

The reduction affects only voice calls and does not include data services at this time. A maximum rate for calls made has also been issued as a guideline for operators to follow. Mohamed Bubashait, general director, TRA, said: “The implementation of maximum prices will bring further saving to consumers roaming between the GCC member states and will support cross-border business activities. Cost-effective and efficient telecommunications services raise the competitiveness of all economic sectors by way of providing cost reductions and convenience of access to telecommunications services. This contributes towards improving business and individual productivity and enhancing the Kingdom's and the region's attractiveness as a global investment center.”

The maximum charge applicable for international roaming calls (GCC to GCC only) is set to 249 fils per minute. Local calls within a GCC country can be charged at a maximum of 104 fils per minute.

Adel Darwish, market and competition manager, TRA, added: “The TRA is working closely with mobile telecommunications companies to ensure smooth implementation of this decision and is coordinating with other GCC regulators to ensure that this decision is in line with the GCC Council's objectives and directions.”

This reduction is in line with directives issued by other GCC countries too, including U.A.E. and Oman.

For more information on the revised rates, customers can contact their service provider.

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