This chapter includes the following articles.
Bahrain boasts one of the most-developed telecommunications markets in the region, and the authorities are planning for further infrastructure upgrades, including the rollout of an ultra-fast broadband network across the country. Work is under way to develop the kingdom as a regional ICT hub, with a particular focus on areas such as the cloud, e-commerce, gaming, cybersecurity and the local start-up scene. Such efforts have been bolstered by a recent surge in foreign investment into the ICT sector, led by a landmark investment by Amazon Web Services in 2017 in the cloud and data centre segment. This chapter contains an interview with Mohammed Ali Al Qaed, Chief Executive, Information and eGovernment Authority.