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Internet Pricing in the GCC

Every once in a while I hear someone commenting about the Internet in Bahrain: it is too slow, too expensive, not unlimited etc… They tend to compare it to one of our neighbors usually the UAE and/or Saudi Arabia. I would usually leave it at that since I...
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Better Internet is (Hopefully) Coming

Bahrain, and the rest of the Gulf countries could very soon be experiencing faster and most importantly affordable Internet. A marine cable laid by a company known as Gulf Bridge International (GBI) is finally complete, and is technically live and ready (as of 19th Feb, 2012). It connects...
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Menatelecom (Slightly) Increases Allocation

Not sure when this happened, as I just noticed this morning when my Menatelecom data transfer reset. Seems like those subscribed to the 2Mbps/21GB/Internet only package have had their transfer amount boosted to 25GB. I’m not sure if and how the other packages have been affected. I’m guessing...
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Viva Bahrain Review: SIM Pickup

Today morning I had decided to go and collect my Viva SIM card from the closest outlet to home, Al Jazira supermarket, Zinj. The Viva website mentioned that their branch there is open 7 days a week from 9am to 9pm, perfect. I left home just under 10...
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