Bahrain to be ready for 5G network by 2017

Bahrain will be ready for the superfast 5G mobile network, potentially 100 times faster than 4G networks and which will enable one-second film downloads, by 2017, said the Minister of State for Communications Shaikh Fawaz bin Mohammed Al Khalifa.

Speaking on the sidelines of an event held to mark the 35th anniversary of Ericsson’s first contract in the kingdom, Shaikh Fawaz said that with the final stage of the rollout of 4G/long term evolution (LTE) networks underway, the service would be available in the first quarter next year, reported the Gulf Daily News, our sister publication.

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