Batelco and Huawei have signed a MoU to strengthen their cooperation on collaborative business initiatives and to work together on the development of Safe Cities and the National Broadband Network in Bahrain. The MoU was signed during MWC 2018 in Barcelona, Spain.
This MoU aims to assist the government of Bahrain in achieving the targets outlined in its Fourth National Telecommunications Plan, which calls for 100 percent access to reliable, secure and affordable ultra-fast broadband by 2019 for all businesses, as well as 95 percent for private households. Under the terms of the agreement, Huawei and Batelco will work together to promote the development of the National Broadband Network in the Kingdom.
The two companies will also combine their expertise to explore how to promote the development of Safe Cities in Bahrain.
Shaikh Mohamed Bin Khalifa Alkhalifa, Chairman of Batelco, said: "Batelco is delighted to partner with Huawei to explore how ICT can be deployed to enhance the safety and overall environment of the Kingdom.
"We strive to assist our government in promoting the growth of a robust National Broadband Network and nurturing a secure atmosphere that will empower the Bahraini people to live fearlessly to their full potential. We believe that deploying Huawei's Safe City solutions across the Kingdom is a step in the right direction to creating such an open and relaxed atmosphere."
Charles Yang, President of Huawei Middle East, said:"We are excited to enter into this strategic partnership with Batelco, which will enable us to better assist the leadership of the Kingdom of Bahrain in reaching the targets outlined in its Fourth National Telecommunications Plan. We also look forward to working with Batelco to explore how Safe City solutions can be used to enhance the safety and wellbeing of the Bahraini population."