Bahrain operator Batelco will make a step toward an all-IP network and will enhance its GSM network with mobile softswitch. Ericsson and Batelco signed an agreement for this.
Ericsson will expand coverage and capacity for Batelco to handle up to 650,000 subscribers. Ericsson’s Content Delivery solution for multimedia streaming and the latest charging system will enable the launch of new mobile services for Bahrain’s users.
“This agreement is part of our ongoing strategic relationship with Ericsson and allows us to further enhance our networks while introducing state-of-the-art services and technology. We want to ensure the best quality for our subscribers and focus on maintaining an innovative portfolio of services for Bahraini users,” said Ebrahim Zainal, General Manager Networks at Batelco.
“We are honored by Batelco’s confidence in choosing Ericsson as a strategic partner in the evolution of their premium quality wireless network. The latest technology will allow them to boost their mobile communications capabilities and to launch new services, particularly for business segments,” said Johan Lojdquist, General Manager, Ericsson Bahrain.