Batelco to offer fixed services at Bahrain Bay Development


Batelco to offer fixed services at Bahrain Bay Development

Batelco, the Kingdom’s leading integrated telecommunications service provider, has recently signed an agreement with Bahrain Bay Development which grants the operator a license to roll out its fiber access network within Bahrain Bay. This initiative is part of Batelco’s continuous efforts to make its fixed services available to customers located in the up and coming new development areas.

Bahrain Bay is fully master planned development, which will host a number of hotels, banks and high profile enterprise customers. In addition, the development is also planned to include various residential building projects.

With this in mind, Batelco is investing in the development of a state-of-the-art fibre optic network to ensure availability of its entire portfolio of enterprise and consumer products. This portfolio includes voice, private leased circuits, broadband and IPTV. Furthermore, the network will be designed to provide customers with fully redundant services to ensure business continuity, high service availability and uninterrupted services to the customers running crucial time sensitive operations.

"We are using the most advanced Gigabit Passive Optical Network (GPON) technology in designing the infrastructure that will serve the needs and requirements of customers in this newly developed area," said Rashed Abdulla

"Our investment in a GPON network will provide the platform necessary to support future ultrahigh bandwidth services which are expected to be introduced in the near future," he elaborated

About Batelco

Batelco Group, is headquartered in the Kingdom of Bahrain and listed on the Bahrain Bourse. Batelco has played a pivotal role in the country's development as a major communications hub and today is the leading integrated communications’ provider, continuing to lead and shape the local consumer market and the enterprise ICT market. Batelco has been growing overseas via investing in other market-leading fixed and wireless operators.

Batelco Group has evolved from being a regional Middle Eastern operation to become a major communications company with direct and indirect investments across 14 geographies, namely Bahrain, Jordan, Kuwait, Saudi Arabia, Yemen, Egypt, Guernsey, Jersey, Isle of Man, Maldives, Diego Garcia, St. Helena, Ascension Islands and Falklands.