Batelco bolsters connectivity with Tata Communications

24 June 2019 | Natalie Bannerman

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Bahrain-based telco Batelco has extended its partnership with digital infrastructure provider Tata Communications to offer an expanded global reach.

The new joint capabilities of the firms will be available to service providers, mobile network operators (MNO) and Internet service providers (ISPs) in the Middle East.

Adel Al-Daylami, Batelco chief global business officer (pictured), said, “By harnessing each other’s assets, we look to bring Middle East service providers, MNOs and ISPs the best of both worlds – the global reach of Tata Communications’ Tier 1 IP network and our regional reach over our protected BGN.

“As businesses’ use of data and cloud-based applications continues to grow, this highly resilient offering will help service providers and their customers ensure the reliability of their operations.”

The service brings together Tata Communications’ global tier-1 IP network and its new partnership IP node with Batelco in Global Zone – the carrier neutral tier-3 certified data centre in Bahrain, and the recently launched protected terrestrial cable system of the Batelco Gulf Network (BGN).

The combination of these networks and infrastructures will offer service providers highly resilient network connectivity with increased reach in the Middle East and globally.

“Through our partnership to-date, we’ve extended the reach of our respective data centre, cloud and connectivity capabilities,” added Vaneet Mehta, region head – Middle East, Central Asia & Africa, Tata Communications. "Our new collaboration with Batelco strengthens this relationship further. It helps service providers, MNOs and ISPs in the Gulf future-proof their capabilities and address their customers’ growing data connectivity including Tier 1 IP network requirements."