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  • Decree No. 48 of 2002 promulgating the Telecommunications Law (PDF, 1,702KB, 51 pages, Arabic only)
    This law deals with special provisions regarding telecommunications – wired and wireless – and establishes a body called the Telecommunications Regulatory Authority (TRA) to be the legal representative and enjoy financial and administrative independence, which shall regulate telecommunications services in the Kingdom in accordance with the provisions of the law.
  • Decision of the Chairman of the Board of Directors of the Telecommunications Regulatory Authority (PDF, 738KB, 26 pages, Arabic only) No. (7) of 2017 to issue regulations regarding the fees imposed by the TRA on licenses and other services.
    These regulations govern the provisions of the fees charged by the TRA, which include: telecom license fees, annual telecom license fees calculated on the basis of total annual income, frequency licensing fees, number allocation fees (numbering fees), type approval fees, company licensing fees for trading in wireless devices, fees for public radio communication stations (communication towers), and fees for distributors' orders.
  • Decision of the Chief Executive (PDF, 738KB, 35 pages, Arabic only) of the iGA No. (8) of 2017 regarding the conditions for the specific approval of short-range radio devices.
    The decision includes the specific requirements that must be met for accreditation of short-range radio equipment, the scope of their application, the procedures that must be met, and the request for a qualitative accreditation certificate.
  • Decision of the Chief Executive (PDF, 7.0MB, 133 pages, Arabic only) of the iGA No. (12) of 2017 regarding the approval of the National Frequency Plan.
    The decision approved the National Frequency Plan of the attached frequencies, which are a reference for importers, manufacturers, and users of radio communication equipment, as well as for countries and international organisations responsible for communications.
  • Decree No. (38) of 2017 (PDF, 105KB, 3 pages, Arabic only) amending some provisions of the Telecommunications Law promulgated by Decree No. (48) of 2002.
    The decree amends some provisions of the Telecommunications Law, which deals with special provisions regarding telecommunications – wired and wireless – and establishes a body called the Telecommunications Regulatory Authority (TRA) to be the legal representative and enjoy financial and administrative independence, which shall regulate telecommunications services in the Kingdom in accordance with the provisions of the law.
  • Resolution No. (1) of 2018 (PDF, 1,305KB, 23 pages, Arabic only) regarding the licensing regulations for amateur radio.
    This decision determines the conditions and procedures for applying for a license, its granting and validity, and the conditions for its use.
  • No. (2) of 2018 (PDF, 889KB, 11 pages, Arabic only) regarding the regulation of private and non-commercial fixed wireless links (point to point) licenses, and the approved appendix for all users of telecommunications services in the Kingdom of Bahrain.
    It includes the conditions and procedures specified for the application, granting, and scope of license, and the obligations of the administration.
  • Resolution No. (11) of 2018 (PDF, 152KB, 10 pages, Arabic only) regarding the regulation of the registration and use of second and third level domain names within the framework of the Kingdom of Bahrain’s domain names.
    The decision specifies the powers and duties of the Authority, the requirements and procedures for registering domain names, and the obligations of domain name owners.
  • Decision of the Chairman of the Board of Directors of the Telecommunications Regulatory Authority No. (13) of 2018 (PDF, 199KB, 5 pages, Arabic only) amending some provisions of the regulations regarding fees imposed by the Authority on licenses and other services issued by Resolution No. (7) of 2017.
    A decision to amend some provisions of the regulations regarding fees imposed by the TRA on licenses and other services issued by Resolution No. (7) of 2017, which regulate provisions related to the fees that the TRA charges. These fees include: telecommunications licensing fees, the annual fee for telecommunications licensing calculated on a gross annual income basis, frequency licensing fees, number allocation fees (numbering fees), device type approval fees, fees for companies trading in wireless devices, fees for public radio communication stations (communication towers), and fees for distributors' requests.
  • Resolution No. (20) of 2020 (PDF, 710KB, 39 pages, Arabic only) regarding the approval of the National Frequency Plan.
    This resolution includes the approval of the National Frequency Plan for the attached frequencies, which are a reference for importers, manufacturers, and users of radio communication equipment, as well as for countries and international organisations responsible for telecommunications.


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