Bahraini regulator encourages tower sharing through new legislation
Bahrain’s PRS Regulation will drive tower sharing from 12% to 40% and see 90% of the tower stock renewed
Bahrain’s Telecommunications Regulatory Authority has recently produced an extensive Public Radio communications Stations Regulation which covers the planning, design, installation upgrading and maintenance of masts and towers in the country. We spoke with Mohamed Abdulla Ramzan Alnoaimi, Director of Technical & Operations at the Telecommunications Regulatory Authority (TRA) to find out more about the motivation behind the new framework and how the TRA anticipates it will change the telecoms infrastructure landscape in the country.
TowerXchange: The new regulation is very detailed but can you share an overview of the scope of the document and what it means for tower owners in Bahrain?
Mohamed Abdulla Ramzan Alnoaimi, Director, Technical & Operations, Telecommunications Regulatory Authority:
The Public Radio communications Stations Regulation (“PRS Regulation”) aims at achieving a comprehensive regulatory framework including a permitting system that allows for the planning, designing, installation, upgrading and maintaining of PRSs (masts and towers).