Batelco has launched Batelco Gulf Network (BGN), the new international cable system that provides the GCC region with an additional option for regional and international connectivity solutions.
The BGN cable runs over the state-of-the-art Optical Transfer Network (OTN) and meets the demand for reliable high bandwidth connectivity and capacity serving the different needs of international services and supporting up to 8.8Tbps and beyond.
Batelco Bahrain CEO Mohamed Bubashait said that Batelco’s strategic plans to develop a world class advanced infrastructure are in line with the Kingdom’s vision and aspirations to maintain Bahrain’s position as a leader in the region’s ICT industry. Moreover, the BGN offers customers a new choice for international connectivity solutions to and from the region.
“Batelco chose to invest in the BGN as a fully owned and operated international fibre optic cable system, thus providing the country and region with a new state-of-the-art cable system that will enable meeting the growing demand for data services and applications.”
Batelco chief global business officer Adel Al-Daylami added: “As part of its comprehensive plans Batelco was keen to establish a robust national and international infrastructure and this network is one of the initiatives which supports the Company’s vision towards building a cloud-centric foundation to foster innovation in the Kingdom and region.”
The BGN will facilitate the introduction of new services boosting Bahrain’s and the GCC’s communications capabilities and enhance the development of businesses as well as provide opportunities for new businesses in the region.
“We are also confident that this superior network will boost Bahrain’s presence as a key hub for telecom services and look forward to building on this strong platform to ensure its success,” added Bubashait.