Entrepreneurship

Lightspeed’s response and other points

3 Aug, '0717 Comments

I’ve had a good long chat with Shaikh Abdulla Al-Khalifa, the MD of Lightspeed this afternoon where he crossed some tees and dotted a few eyes. As one might expect, he was not forthcoming as far as the money aspects of the issues (overhead per customer, investment levels, margins, forecast number of customers) but he […]

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Unlimited ADSL packages have come to town

Unlimited ADSL packages have come to town

2 Aug, '0720 Comments

Finally, there is some movement as far as the internet connectivity is concerned. Lightspeed Communications, which is partly owned by Jordan Telecom, has announced unlimited ADSL packages for the home and office at cheaper rates than the current bandwidth-limited packages offered by Batelco; details of these packages are: [TABLE=18] If you go to their site’s […]

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The Housing Problem

The Housing Problem

27 Jul, '0715 Comments

The topic du jure is housing. My friends Tawfiq Al-Rayyash is livid that one of his ex-colleagues at Al-Wefaq political society has suggested that Bahrainis should go vertical – we should be content enough to live in flats rather than houses – but in the process, Tawfiq also shares with us some juicy details of […]

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Support expectations

Support expectations

24 Jul, '0711 Comments

If one buys a car and it is clearly understood that it will be serviced at a cost, why should anyone expect that the garage is indebted to you unconditionally for the remainder of the life of the product free of charge? Even if that help is “just asking a question about a technical part […]

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Fishing, in numbers

Fishing, in numbers

20 Jul, '078 Comments

People can’t really measure the impact of the fishing industry’s destruction in this country because they don’t particularly know the numbers, nor – most probably – do they have a direct contact with those affected to actually know the levels involved. Enter a report released today by the Oxford Business Group to put things in […]

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