Ericsson Seals the Deal with Batelco to bring 5G in Bahrain

By SiliconIndia   |   Monday, 01 April 2019, 10:45 Hrs
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Ericsson Seals the Deal with Batelco to bring 5G in Bahrain


Batelco, one of the leading digital solutions providers in Bahrain, names Ericsson to commercially deploy 5G across Bahrain. The partnership will see Ericsson’s new enhanced 5G platform, with portfolio  additions, such as 5G New Radio (NR), mobile transport, and core – be implemented in Batelco’s network.



Mohamed Bubashait, CEO, Batelco Bahrain, comments, “Batelco is committed to delivering exceptional customer experience through provisioning of seamless, advanced mobile services over 5G.  We are therefore very pleased to strengthen our strategic partnership with Ericsson to commercially deploy 5G – to enhance our mobile network and services for people across Bahrain."



The 5G will bring Bahrain huge speed and low-latency changes such as streaming, downloading, gaming, infotainment, and interactivity into use and in addition, this deal will help Batelco help open-up opportunities in the Internet of Things (IoT) and Industry 4.0 to the enterprises and industries in Bahrain.



Rafiah Ibrahim, Head of Market Area Middle East & Africa, Ericsson, comments, “Today, we are partnering with Batelco for a 5G commercial deployment in Bahrain. 5G promises to accelerate the digitization of industries, offering service providers with new opportunities and enabling them to launch the most advanced technologies while improving the end-user experience with higher data speeds and lower latency”.



Headquartered at Hamala, Bahrain, Batelco aims to boost network leadership in the country and deliver customers with next-generation technologies. The company’s digitization and connectivity goals are in line with those of the Kingdom of Bahrain to transform how businesses operate as well as transform the lives of residents, enabling everyone to connect, work and live better through the delivery of technology based products and solutions. Founded in 1980, Batelco also play a crucial role in the Kingdom’s prosperity and development with their ongoing commitment to roll out Smart Home and Smart City digital solutions. Also, Batelco achieved the country’s first 3GPP-compliant 5G data call on a 5G pocket router.

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