Batelco launches global SD-WAN service with Nuage Networks

Batelco launches global SD-WAN service with Nuage Networks

19 May 2020 | Natalie Bannerman

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Batelco has launched its global software-defined wide area network (SD-WAN) service.

The end-to-end networking solution combines MPLS, Internet and LTE technologies into a single communication channel and delivers improved visibility, agility, control and cloud integration with greater ease of use.

“We are confident that our latest offering will contribute greatly towards an enhanced experience for our enterprise customers, through making sophisticated global networks easier to monitor, manage and become more agile with the support of a dedicated team to configure and maintain their SD-WAN service,” said Adel Al-Daylami (pictured), chief global business officer, Batelco.

“As the Kingdom’s leading digital solutions provider, we are dedicated to supporting our customers with scaling their networks and business, through providing the optimal platform for digital commerce.”

Built on an orchestrated platform from Nokia’s Nuage Networks, the offering leverages Batelco’s global network coverage and partnerships to enabling customers to use the capabilities of SD-WAN whilst defining their own levels of control from a service offering that is fully managed or self-managed model.

“Our SD-WAN 2.0 solution supports Batelco’s global requirements by allowing seamless scalability for its global networks and customers,” added Roque Lozano, vice president of Nokia’s IP and optical business in the Middle East and Africa.

“The Nuage Networks SD-WAN service helps to strengthen digital offerings that meet enterprise requirements driven by virtualisation and cloud.”

“By leveraging these SD-WAN capabilities, Batelco has the opportunity to expand its portfolio to deliver new age micro-services and IoT-driven business applications to its global enterprise customers.”

SD-WAN gives business customers increased visibility of applications with the ability to dynamically route network traffic across the best available links to maximise throughput.

Global SD-WAN supports customers that need to balance their dependency on MPLS and internet connectivity coupled with the demand for cloud computing, mobility and digitisation governed by customer defined Service Level Agreements (SLAs).