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Bahrain leads Arab world in broadband penetration

Bahrain leads Arab world in broadband penetration

4 Jun, '0713 Comments

Depends on how you interpret “penetration” when it comes to Batelco! But hold on to your horses, don’t get too excited yet: click for larger image The TCCM shows the extent of connectivity of individuals in a certain country whether via fixed lines, cellular lines and/or Internet. What about broadband I hear you ask? The […]

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Flickr throttled?

25 Apr, '0728 Comments

Do you guys (in Bahrain) have a problem connecting normally to Flickr? I can connect no problem through a proxy but straight through just takes ages. Have they (or are they) blocking or at least proxying/throttling that in Bahrain (hence the slowdown) I wonder? I’m not raising alarms, but just want your feedback, maybe it’s […]

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No blocked sites in Bahrain!

No blocked sites in Bahrain!

6 Apr, '0748 Comments

update 9 Apr, ’07: I am told that Batelco has started to block the sites again, but rather than blocking them at the proxy servers (which are in a sad state, it seems) they are blocking them directly at the router, which means it is going to be harder to bypass that block. I’ve checked […]

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Free Internet in Bahrain in May!

5 Apr, '0740 Comments

أعلن العضو المنتدب لشركة (2 كونيكت) فهد الشيراوي أن شركته ستبدأ بتوفير خدمة الإنترنت مجاناً للأفراد في البحرين اعتباراً من مايو/ أيار المقبل كمرحلة أولى، على أن يتم تغطية مناطق البحرين كافة مع الربع الأول من العام المقبل 2008 بحيث تكون خدمة الإنترنت المجانية متوافره للجميع في البحرين. وقال: إن ” اختيار هذه المناطق تم […]

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Ehm, can I have a makramah please?

17 Dec, '0617 Comments

In the spirit of National Day and bountiful makramahs, can Your Majesty put some pressure on Batelco and get them to suck just a little less blood from us technophiles who cannot live without the Internet? I implore you to do something about this Your Exalted Majesty, as no one of us could do anything […]

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