Batelco and Xiaomi launch first 5G handset in Bahrain

Batelco and Xiaomi launch first 5G handset in Bahrain
Published: 7 July 2019 - 8:03 p.m.
By: CommsMEA staff writer
Batelco has launched the Xiaomi Mi Mix 3, the first 5G network supported device in Bahrain.

The device launch took place at Batelco’s City Centre branch on Wednesday, July 3.

The Xiaomi Mi Mix 3 was tested on Batelco’s 5G network by a professional gamer who commented on the speed of the device when connected to Batelco 5G network, as well as its practicality to use digital applications including social media apps, streaming services and online games as it features a large screen with fast mechanism to switch between apps.

Commenting on the occasion, Batelco CEO Mikkel Vinter said: “We are very proud to be the first company to launch the 5G device in the Kingdom of Bahrain, which will provide new exciting experience to our customers including higher speeds for uploads and downloads while maintaining almost zero latency. The launch is in line with our strategy of bringing 5G technology to Bahrain, as we were among the first in the region to launch the 5G network when we announced it back in June. We will also provide our customers with as a variety of different 5G devices over the next few months to cater for our customer needs and preferences.”

Vinter added: “Batelco will continue with its commitment to bring the latest the latest technologies in order to contribute towards the development of the Kingdom’s telecommunications sector. This comes in line with the Kingdom’s plans to enhance the national telecommunications and support the growth of the digital economy.”

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