BNET Commences Migration of Old Copper Lines to Fiber Across Bahrain

Bahrain Network (BNET), the kingdom’s leading telecommunications infrastructure provider, announced today the launch of its project to transfer all Copper Internet Networks to Ultra-High-Speed Fiber Networks, in alignment with the Sixth National Telecommunications Plan (NTP6) and BNET’s goal to contribute to Bahrain being a prominent digital hub in the region by delivering gigabit-speed broadband internet access.

The project includes migrating 100% of existing copper customers to fiber optic services, which will increase fiber penetration by approximately 15% and provide high-speed fixed broadband to meet the needs of individuals and businesses across the Kingdom. Through this project, BNET will significantly contribute to enhancing the internet experience for residents and businesses, further solidifying Bahrain’s position as a pioneer in internet speed and improving Bahrain’s ranking as the old copper lines are incapable of providing equivalent speeds to fiber.

During the project period, Licensed Operators will reach out to copper line customers to schedule their fiber optic line upgrade appointments before disconnecting copper lines. Fiber optic internet users will enjoy the benefits of significantly faster download and upload speeds, consistent and reliable connectivity, smoother streaming, high-definition video viewing, and lag-free online gaming.

On this occasion, Dr. Mohamed Tayeb Mahmood, Chief Technical Officer at BNET commented, “The nationwide fiber optic upgrade project represents a significant leap forward for Bahrain’s digital infrastructure. By providing high-speed, reliable internet to residents and businesses, we are empowering them to fully participate in the digital economy and unlocking a world of new possibilities.”

On his end Engineer Mohamed Humaid, the Project Manager, commented. “Upgrading your connection to fiber optic is an investment in your digital future. We’ve designed this project with user convenience in mind. The retail service providers will be readily available to address any questions and guide you through the upgrade process. We’re confident that transitioning to fiber will dramatically enhance your internet experience.”

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