Mena Telecom launches WiMAX service in Bahrain

Nationwide WiMAX network offers voice and data services to homes and business in Bahrain

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By  Mark Sutton Published  November 23, 2008

Mena Telecom has officially launched its nationwide WiMAX network in Bahrain.

The operator, a subsidiary of Kuwait Finance House (KFH), has rolled out the service to provide high speed wireless voice and data services, across the Kingdom.

The WiMAX 802.16e, which was developed with Motorola, will offer broadband internet and telephony, with speeds of up to 8 Mb.

Abdulhakeem Al Khayyat, CEO and managing director of KFH (Bahrain) and chairman of Mena Telecom said: “We are pleased that the telecom market continues to open up in the Kingdom of Bahrain. This is a very proud moment for Mena Telecom, as it has introduced a new chapter in the Kingdom’s telecommunication history. Our customers will now enjoy connecting to the world easily, reliably and affordably using cutting-edge wireless technology.”

Mena Telecom will offer services for both business and home users, including Mena HomeNet and Mena BusinessNet services, that will offer Internet access with a range of speeds, Mena Home and Mena Business, that offer Internet access plus telephony, including international calls up to 30% cheaper than existing operators.

Abdul Razak Jawahery, executive manager of KFH and vice chairman and managing director of Mena Telecom said: “With Mena Telecom's WiMAX solution, customers will be able to connect to the internet in minutes using a simple Plug n’ Surf device that will not require any installation or setup, and our nation-wide wireless high-speed coverage will offer advance services for residential customers and enterprises of all sizes for great value.”

2983 days ago
TJM

i dont think menatelecom is serious about the customers greviances. they wan the product to be sold. after that they care only customers according to their will. the customers are at their mercy,

3274 days ago
sybase

Im one of the people who had watched out and waited eagerly for mena to launch its so called "highspeed" wimax broadband I went and bought myself one of those 4mb packages the same day they launched. Ofcourse of the first day it was amazing, I actually got more than the 4mb I had paid for. A week later I started getting slower and slower speeds as more people started subscribing for this. Now I get 700kb/s max. I know its up to but this is totally unacceptable and only a week into the service ??!? And they tell you you dont need an external antenna the signal in your area is great..This is broad daylight robbery..they make you pay BD50 for a 4MB and tell you its "up to" when you call their call center who by the way has no idea what theyre on about..what a dissapointment, and to add to all this Ive signed up for an 18 month contract !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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