Mena Telecom launches prepaid broadband service

Operator hopes to gain further traction when it introduces full mobility later in the year.

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Mena Telecom launches prepaid broadband service Bahrain has one of the region's most competitive broadband sectors.
By  Roger Field Published  February 2, 2010

Bahraini WiMAX operator Mena Telecom, which launched services last year, has become the first ISP in Bahrain to launch a prepaid broadband internet service.

The company, which already has more than 30,000 users, hopes to attract customers that have previously been deterred from broadband services by monthly bills.

Prepaid subscribers can use the service with "no obligations, no contracts, no monthly fees and no cancellation or reconnection fees," according to the company, and no deposit is required for non-Bahraini customers.

The prepaid internet cards come in different denominations, BD 5 ($13.2), BD10, and BD20, with different download limits up to a maximum of 4Mbps.

While the service may prove popular with existing users, it is likely to gain more traction from November 2010, when regulations will allow Mena Telecom to make its service fully mobile, allowing its users to access the internet wirelessly anywhere in the country.

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