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Bye VIVA, it’s not been fun

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After a year of painfully using Viva’s mediocre but much over-hyped internet offering in Bahrain, I’ve terminated both contracts for my home and office. The best speed I could get out of Viva was something like 4mbps and that was flaky. As far as the uploads are concerned, I don’t think I got much more than 512kbps, and yes, that was flaky too. As a media company with daily uploads and downloads of large files, we …

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Practical Marketing Lessons

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Lessons in practical marketing: on the left are warm colours, bright but warn environment, hi end tv running a high end looping advert, ‘welcome’ used at the ticket machine, services clearly shown with simple icons and a nice well maintained plant inside and a quick service machine outside. On the right, dark, dingy and old. Mismatched lights, scored desks, claustrophobic blacks, mismatched ad boards, two old tv screens with static content, empty feedback form stand and …

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Battle of the Telcos has started!

Here’s the VIVA ad this morning thanking the people of Bahrain for their welcome and for the unmitigated success of their number launch campaign: VIVA\’s Ad and a couple of pages later we find Bateclo has taken the top half of the page with this: Batelco\’s Ad Which is a deep poke in VIVA’s eye! The background of this story is that when VIVA launched their number booking campaign, their servers crashed horribly for a few …

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Continued frustration with throttled connections, solved?

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I’ve done everything I could to limit the use of the internet in the house just so that at least we go past two weeks before I get the dreaded “you’re it” message from our beloved Batelco. The record was 12 days. Since they upgraded the package to 4MB, which is just a few weeks ago, we got the 75% warning yesterday, so I doubt very much that we’ll get to the record 12 days this …

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Batelco to introduce new broadband packages

from Twitter with no confirmation yet on Batelco’s pages: Blocked websites in Bahrain#WebsiteURLAdmin OrderAlternate URL1منتديات شهداء البحرينBahrain Martyrs Forumsshaheedbh.com2005/43shaheed-bh.com2منتديات المالكيةMalkiya Forumsmalkiya.net2005/433منتدى شبكة الدرازAlduraz Network Forumsalduraz.net2005/434منتديات البحرينBahrain Forumsmontadayat.org2005/435تقرير البندرAlbandar Report (Bandargate)members.tripod. com/bahrain32005/436ملتقى البحرينBahrain Onlinebahrainonline.org2006/58http://bahrain4u. com and http://208.100.39.36/ index.php Alternates BLOCKED by Admin Order# 2008/197 on 5 Aug 087مركز البحرين لحقوق الإنسانBahrain Centre for Human Rightsbahrainrights.org2006/60alternate bchr.net is also blocked8منتديات باب البحرينBab Albahrain Forumsbab-albahrain.net2006/629الشبكة العربية لمعلومات حقوق الإنسانArab …

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