22 May 2012
Omani service provider Omantel and Bahraini incumbent Batelco have signed an MPLS IP VPN interconnectivity agreement.
The partnership will allow
bilateral data IP services to be sold between Oman and
Bahrain and provide transit services to the two
companies’ carrier partners. It will also enable
Omantel and Batelco to expand their corporate VPN solutions by
providing end-to-end MPLS VPN to businesses based in both
"Omantel provides a
comprehensive range of managed services to companies and
carriers, and this new agreement with Batelco enables Omantel
to increase the depth of its MPLS VPN portfolio, adding
additional regional capabilities," said Johannes Boersma,
senior manager of capacity and submarine, wholesale business
unit at Omantel.
Both companies claim that
through the agreement they will further strengthen their
offering to carrier and corporate customers in all Gulf
Cooperation Council countries and across the globe.
The agreement was signed at the
International Telecoms Week (ITW) event in Chicago earlier this
month and builds upon an existing partnership between the two