Batelco and GBI strengthen connectivity partnership

Batelco and GBI strengthen connectivity partnership

01 November 2019 | Natalie Bannerman

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Batelco and Gulf Bridge International (GBI) have renewed their long-standing partnership during a meeting at Capacity Europe 2019.

[Right to left: Adel Al-Daylami, chief global business officer, Batelco and Cengiz Oztelcan, CEO, GBI, during their meeting at Capacity Europe 2019]

“We are delighted to continue with our long standing and fruitful partnership with GBI and build on the sound platform that we have developed over the years, further enabling us to leverage on the partnership to deliver enhanced connectivity between the Middle East and Europe and deliver high performance services for our customers,” said Mikkel Vinter, CEO of Batelco.

During the meet, the two companies boosted their collaboration by committing to deliver accelerated connectivity between Bahrain and Europe for the customers of both companies.

“The strong connectivity supported by GBI helps us to fulfil high internet and data demands regionally and globally for our customers,” added Adel Al-Daylami, chief global business officer at Batelco. “Furthermore, the capacity and diversity of routes available through the partnership supports our objectives and vision for the growth of Global Zone, the neutral transit zone, and Manama IX, the carrier neutral internet traffic exchange platform, both located in the Kingdom of Bahrain.”

Through this collaboration businesses and end users will experience optimised performance when using applications and services including cloud, content and communication solutions. In addition, the partnership will lead to improved competitive prices which will benefit customers of both GBI and Batelco.

 “We are committed to delivering exceptional digital experiences for our mutual customers and their end users, across the business and consumer space, said Cengiz Oztelcan, CEO of GBI. “Together with Batelco, we are helping to shape the digital future of the Middle East. This partnership marks the first step, of many on our journey to achieving our goals outlined in GBI’s Strategy 2022.” 

The combination of GBI’s network boosted by Batelco’s Gulf Network (BGN) supports Batelco’s plans to deliver a robust national and international infrastructure. Both the GBI and BGN Networks are supported by Batelco’s 24/7 Network Operations Centre (NOC).