Batelco and Ericsson bringing 5G to Bahrain

Batelco and Ericsson bringing 5G to Bahrain
Published: 3 April 2019 - 8:26 p.m.
By: CommsMEA staff writer
Ericsson has been selected by Batelco to commercially deploy 5G in Bahrain.

The deal, the latest in a long partnership between the companies. Ericsson’s high-speed and low-latency 5G technology will help Batelco meet growing data traffic demands and deliver high-quality enhanced mobile broadband and fixed wireless access experiences.

Batelco Bahrain CEO Mohamed Bubashait hailed the deal. So, too did Rafiah Ibrahim, head of market area Middle East and Africa at Ericsson. She said: “5G promises to accelerate the digitisation 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.”

Ericsson recently enhanced its 5G platform with portfolio additions across core, radio access and transport areas, as well as service orchestration. The add-ons make the platform more dynamic and flexible, enabling service providers to smoothly evolve their networks and deploy 5G at scale.

Earlier, plans were announced for Bahrain to have commercial 5G services available as soon as this June.

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