Zain Bahrain has announced the launch of its Long Term Evolution (LTE) network, following in the footsteps of rival cellco Batelco which launched its 4G network in February. Zain Bahrainís general manager, Mohammed Zainalabedin, told reporters that the company has invested USD100
million in network deployments, part of which has been spent on the rollout of LTE
. According to TeleGeographyís GlobalComms Database, at the end of 2012 Zainís share of Bahrainís wireless subscriber market stood at 31.5%, just behind second placed operator Viva (32.5%) and Batelco (35.9%).