Batelco Launches Bahrain Wi-Fi with Aptilo Networks
13 July 2016 |
Batelco has selected Aptilo Networks to provide carrier Wifi for Bahrain Wi-Fi, the nationwide network for the Kingdom of Bahrain.
Batelco has selected Aptilo Networks to provide carrier Wi-Fi for Bahrain Wi-Fi, the nationwide network for the Kingdom of Bahrain.
Batelco is using the Aptilo Service Management Platform (SMP), a high-end system for the delivery and management of carrier-class Wi-Fi services.
The nationwide Wi-Fi rollout has begun with a number of hotspots including The Bahrain International Circuit, Seef Mall
In the first step of the project, Batelco provided Wi-Fi for the Bahrain International Circuit during the 2016 Formula One weekend, making it the first international circuit to provide free public Wi-Fi. Approximately 70,000 visitors connected to the Bahrain Wi-Fi network generating over one terabyte of Wi-Fi traffic.
Bahrain Wi-Fi will be available to all, providing a convenient service to Bahrain's population and visitors. Any Wi-Fi-enabled device will be able to connect to the Bahrain Wi-Fi through a landing page and benefit from a limited daily complimentary data allocation.
Users will then be directed to the Bahrain Wi-Fi portal, enabled by Aptilo SMP. Batelco's mobile customers will be automatically connected to the service whenever they enter one of the Wi-Fi hotspots.