From The Report: Bahrain 2023
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ICT sector development forms a central element of Bahrain’s economic growth and innovation plans, enabling the development of multiple sectors and enhancing public service provision. Owing to a favourable business environment, advanced digital infrastructure and a deep talent pool, the kingdom has emerged as an attractive proposition for international ICT companies seeking a base in the region. The local sector is now pursuing a medium-term strategy designed to propel it into the next phase of development. In response to the Covid-19 pandemic, the Bahrain Economic Recovery Plan listed ICT as a priority sector for enhancing growth, diversification and resilience. Key objectives include strengthening cybersecurity resilience and advancing the digitalisation of government services, including through the use of artificial intelligence.

This chapter contains interviews with Philip Marnick, General Director, Telecommunications Regulatory Authority and Mikkel Vinter, CEO, Beyon.