BearingPoint//Beyond has announced that it will supply its cloud-native software as a service (SaaS) solution to support BNET’s rapid launch in Bahrain.
The deployment will enable BSS and OSS functionality for the new Bahrain wholesale broadband provider – while reducing Total Cost of Ownership and supporting new service and growth opportunities in the Kingdom.
Bahrain’s newly-created independent service provider, BNet, will be responsible for the country’s planned national next generation broadband network, and will utilise BearingPoint//Beyond’s Infonova BSS solution as Software-as-a-Service (SaaS), built on Amazon Web Services (AWS), to power the BSS and OSS systems for its forthcoming nationwide fibre broadband network.
“Signing with BearingPoint//Beyond and selection of SaaS is part of our strategy to adopt the latest digital technology in operating the national network, and as per the technical indicators published by leading technical institutes in the telecom sector, cloud technology is the future of the business world,” said BNet chief executive officer, Mohamed Bubashait.
“AWS provides the most implemented cloud solution in the world, hence adopting this technology is in line with our long term strategic goals to provide a solid quality national broadband network, with high speeds and competitive prices that enable operators to provide internet products and services to its customers that are value added and provide creative solutions,” he continued.
BNET was launched in October as a completely new and independent wholesale broadband provider by Batelco, Bahrain’s largest telecoms operator. BNet’s purpose is to provide next generation wholesale fibre broadband connectivity to all licensed telecom operators and Internet Service Providers (ISPs) in Bahrain – including Batelco itself. It will also provide broadband services to large enterprise customers in the Kingdom.