Batelco launches Bahrain Wi-Fi with Aptilo Networks
Batelco has selected Aptilo Networks to enable carrier Wi-Fi for Bahrain Wi-Fi, a nationwide Wi-Fi network which will change the landscape for communication services throughout the Kingdom of Bahrain.
Batelco is using the Aptilo Service Management Platform (SMP), a system to deliver and manage carrier class Wi-Fi services. Aptilo SMP is claimed to enable carrier Wi-Fi in a highly scalable platform, supporting Batelco’s rapid growth in rolling out Wi-Fi hotspots.
The nationwide Wi-Fi rollout has begun with a number of hotspots including The Bahrain International Circuit, Seef Mall Muharraq and the Juffair Restaurant area. Additional locations will be launched during 2016.
“Batelco’s effort to cover Bahrain with Wi-Fi demonstrates the company’s commitment in developing relevant smart city solutions which help to maintain Bahrain’s leading position on the international market,” said Muna AlHashemi, the chief executive of Batelco Bahrain.
Christian Jonsson, the director for sales in Africa and the Middle East at Aptilo Networks, added: “Offering carrier Wi-Fi services is an important step in making Bahrain one of the leading technology hubs of the region. Batelco is at the forefront in delivering best-in-class technology and services.”