TRA Bahrain to host Middle East and North African Telecoms and Media forum in September

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August 25,2022

TRA Bahrain will be hosting the Telecommunications and Media Forum (TMF) in September, where telecom and media regulators from across the Middle East and Africa will meet in Bahrain for a two-day forum to discuss the industry’s priorities and best practices. The TMF, which will be held on the 14th and 15th of September 2022 at the Four Seasons Hotel Bahrain Bay. is being organized with the International Institute of Communications (IIC).

Speakers from Bahrain, Saudi Arabia, Jordan, UK, USA, Germany, and many other countries will provide a high-level regional view on topics such as digital transformation, innovation and competition, infrastructure and connectivity, digital media and on-demand services, and privacy, safety and security. Members of civil society and policymakers will also attend the forum.

TRA General Director, Philip Marnick said: “The telecoms industry in the MENA region is rapidly changing with the development of new technologies and services. Regulators must adapt to this evolving landscape to ensure innovation flourishes and new services are delivered. We need to ensure consumers get access to the services and features they need while being protected on-line.  Bahrain, one of the most connected and advanced telecommunications markets in the world is proud to host the Telecommunications and Media Forum. The forum will allow participants to learn from each other and discuss effective approaches to the market challenges we all face. We look forward to presenting Bahrain’s experience as one of the world’s most advanced and competitive markets – with world leading 5G coverage and extensive fibre availability and playing a leading role in shaping the future of the telecommunications industry.”

Founded in 1969, the IIC shapes the global policy agenda for the ICT and digital ecosystem. Its members believe that the impact of technological innovation on society should be evaluated and openly discussed, and that policy and regulation should maximize public interest and promote innovation and investment.

The IIC website provides detailed information about registration and panel sessions for this year's Forum. Interested parties may visit the website to register at or kindly share an email to


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