Batelco and Huawei Showcase Ultra-Broadband Technology in Bahrain

  • Batelco
  • Huawei
MANAMA, BAHRAIN - Batelco, the official telecoms partner of the Bahrain International Air Show 2014 (BIAS 2014) and Huawei, a leading global information and communications technology (ICT) solutions provider, demonstrated a new 10 Gbps GPON ultra-high speed broadband solution at BIAS 2014. The two companies demonstrated the capabilities of the new technology throughout the air show trade area and exhibition tent with broadband speeds of up to 10 Gbps as well as a live demonstration of the Batelco OTT Entertainment Service.

Attendees at the demonstration also benefited from open access to the an ultra-high speed broadband Wi-Fi service. Batelco and Huawei installed a high-end Wi-Fi solution to provide the ultra high-speed Wi-Fi service to the outdoor locations of the air show. 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 10 Gbps GPON technology is the first of its kind in the Kingdom of Bahrain and the Middle East region. To date Batelco has deployed an FTTx broadband network covering key strategic enterprise and consumer areas around the Kingdom, and is looking forward to new technology which will compliment its fiber roll out. Batelco Bahrain CEO Rashid Abdulla said that Batelco was delighted to be first to demonstrate such technology for Bahrain and the region, and expressed hope that such ultra-broadband network capabilities will enable the company to provide more advanced IPTV services nationwide.

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