BNET, the national company responsible for providing broadband network services in the Kingdom of Bahrain, hosted a ceremony on Thursday, 24 August, at its headquarters, in celebration of successfully connecting over 500,000 addresses with fiber optic networks and services. The event was held under the patronage of His Excellency Mohamed bin Thamir AlKaabi Minister of Transportation and Telecommunications, with the attendance of His Excellency Mr. Philip Marnick, General Director of the Telecommunications Regulatory Authority (TRA), Shaikh Ali bin Khalifa AlKhalifa, Chairman of BNET, along with executives and representatives from telecommunications operators across the Kingdom.
The achievement comes in line with BNET’s ongoing strategy to expand the local fibre network coverage, which aims to accelerate the economic growth and diversification of the national telecommunications sector. The milestone is also a result of the collaboration between members of executive management and the BNET team, who demonstrated unwavering dedication, commitment, and teamwork in implementing the Company’s vision to create a prosperous, well-connected community.
During the ceremony, Shaikh Ali bin Khalifa AlKhalifa, Chairman of BNET, said: “We would like to express our sincere gratitude and appreciation to His Royal Highness Prince Salman bin Hamad Al Khalifa, the Crown Prince and Prime Minister, for his strategic vision of the future of the telecommunications sector. I would also like to extend my thanks to members of the Ministry of Transportation and Telecommunications and the TRA, which have enabled this achievement to further serve our national objectives. We also commend the hard work and dedication of all those who have contributed to this accomplishment from members of the executive management to our team. Furthermore, we remain committed to adopting an innovative approach that aligns directly with the Kingdom’s vision to enhance the digital sector and provide elevated services that will enhance the overall experience of consumers.”
On his end, Mr. Ahmed Jaber Al Doseri, CEO of BNET, said: “We are proud to have achieved this milestone in line with the Kingdom’s directives to boost the telecommunications and digital sectors in Bahrain through various partnership opportunities. This achievement is also a testament to the efforts of the local leaders and talents among our dedicated team at BNET. As part of our key role to contributing to the 5th National Telecommunications Plan, we look forward to expanding fibre network coverage in Bahrain, further driving economic growth and diversification in the sector.”
BNET continues to adopt the latest innovative technologies with the aim of providing access to the world’s leading fibre-optic network services for all licensed service providers in the Kingdom, in line with fair and equal terms and conditions. This step will enable service providers to meet end-user requirements and offer communication services in line with international standards at competitive prices.