Bahrain's regulator has confirmed the availability of its C-Band spectrum for 5G private networks.

The Telecommunication Regulatory Authority (TRA) has revealed that spectrum in the 3.8GHz to 4.2GHz bands have been made available.

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According to the TRA, Bahrain is the first Gulf Cooperation Council country to make C-Band spectrum available, with the regulator adding that Bahrain already offers 100 percent 5G coverage.

In a statement, the regulator said the licenses will be available to businesses, government users, and licensed operators.

"The Kingdom of Bahrain remains one of the most well-connected places globally. Not only does 5G technology enable better mobile broadband for consumers, it also supports industrial applications," said TRA General Director Philip Marnick.

"To ensure the Kingdom can take full advantage of the potential of wireless technology, the TRA is making spectrum available in the 3.8 to 4.2GHz band to support private network services."

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