Batelco showcases Ultra-Broadband at Bahrain International Airshow 2014

Batelco, the official Telecoms Partner of Bahrain International Air Show 2014 (BIAS 2014) were proud and delighted to showcase 10 Gbps GPON, a new ultra-high speed broadband solution for the first time at Batelco’s Chalet during (BIAS) 2014.

Batelco chairman Shaikh Hamad Bin Abdulla Al Khalifa and Batelco Bahrain CEO Rashid Abdulla were joined by Huawei vice president Middle East Huang Ji to experience the live demonstration. Also in attendance were a number of Batelco’s board of directors, general managers and Huawei senior executives.

The two companies demonstrated the capabilities of the new technology through several services which during BIAS, including outdoors around the exhibition area. Visitors to Batelco’s Chalet had the opportunity to experience broadband speeds of up to 10 Gbps and a live demonstration of the Batelco play OTT Entertainment Service.

Batelco and Huawei have installed a high end Wi-Fi solution to provide the ultra highspeed Wi-Fi service to the outdoor locations. Wi-Fi over the new 10 Gbps technology provided the airshow spectators with stable ultra-high speed connectivity to enjoy and share the excitement of the event.

This latest 10Gbps GPON (Gigabit Passive Optic Network) technology is the first of its kind in the Kingdom of Bahrain and Middle East region, confirming Batelco’s standing as a leading communications company.

Rashid Abdulla, CEO, Batelco Bahrain said that Batelco was delighted to be first to demonstrate such technology for Bahrain and the region, hoping that with such Ultra-Broadband network capabilities the Company will be able to provide more advanced IPTV services nationwide.

“We appreciate Huawei’s support in rolling out the ultra high-speed services for visitors to our Chalet and throughout the Airshow Trade Area and Exhibition Tent. Huawei has been a partner of Batelco for a long time and provides various ICT solutions to support Batelco’s services to its customers,” said Abdulla.

Huang Ji, vice president, Middle East, Huawei said, “As a strategic partner of Batelco, Huawei strives to be at the forefront of ICT innovations in the region and is pleased to collaborate with Batelco in showcasing the tremendous power of this latest ultra-broadband infrastructure.

“The technology will ultimately help deliver a more enriching communications experience for the public with Batelco being able to offer even better quality services for a superior customer experience. Our long-term partnership with Batelco and our mutual synergies will further allow both our organizations to lead the market in terms of technology innovations moving forward,” added Huang Ji.

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