Batelco has expanded its global network by 49%

Batelco expands its global network by 49% due to the effects of Covid-19

18 August 2020 | Natalie Bannerman

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Batelco has expanded its global network by 49% to accommodate increased data traffic due to the effects of the Coronavirus.

The company says that the pandemic has led to the increasing use of digital solutions, including services over the Internet such as Virtual meetings, video conferencing and remote working, in addition to search engines and social media platforms.

As such Batelco has been able to support various sectors during this time, with a particular focus on ensuring business continuity for companies and institutions of all sizes, while maintaining the same levels of efficiency due to the resilience of its network.

“At Batelco, we are committed to catering to the ever growing demands for data by providing an underlying infrastructure that ensures the efficiency of the communications network and its readiness to meet the different needs of our valued customers,” said Adel Al-Daylami (pictured), chief global business officer at Batelco.

“Through Batelco Gulf Network, we endeavour to provide our corporate customers with an integrated and reliable infrastructure development, diverse fibre-optic routes, and connections to major telecommunications hubs, telehouses and PoPs, as well as links to both local and international fibre-optic cable networks.”

“Batelco Global’s support is not limited to our Bahrain based customers but is also extended to our partners in the region to help in meeting the upsurge in demand from their customers during these unprecedented times. This is in line with Batelco’s strategy for providing digital solutions and data management services locally and regionally.”

In addition, Batelco has taken proactive steps to contain the increasing use of the internet and its traffic through such things as developing and upgrading its global network, as well as improving the quality and flexibility of internet services.

Additionally, the company has increased capacity for websites such as Google and Facebook. This is not only to meet the increased demand for local broadband services, but also the regional operators to fulfil their IP growth.