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Bahrain leads Arab world in broadband penetration

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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 Arab World still lags behind developed countries in the penetration and use of broadband Internet and Internet access at large. For …

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Flickr throttled?

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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 something wrong with my setup for some reason. The ping test is okay, — flickr.com ping statistics — 13 packets transmitted, …

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No blocked sites in Bahrain!

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 some of the sites below and found that some indeed appear blocked. So, essentially, no lesson has been learnt unfortunately. I …

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Free Internet in Bahrain in May!

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 نظراً إلى أن أعمال التوصيل للخدمة قد تمت فيها”. وأوضح الشيراوي في الاجتماع الأول لمشغلي الشبكات الشرق أوسطية (منوج) الذي بدأت …

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Ehm, can I have a makramah please?

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 about the situation, you know that some of us tried but no impact was felt whatsoever. In fact, that company, which …

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