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 Muharraq and the Juffair Restaurant area. Additional locations will be launched during 2016.

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.