Batelco awards key contract to Swedish firm
Manama, August 19, 2008
Batelco has awarded a mediation contract to Ascade, a Swedish provider for the interconnect market.
It has successfully implemented Ascade’s next generation mediation platform, Real Time Mediation.
Batelco made a thorough evaluation of the existing systems and implementation project options in the market and found Real Time Mediation to be the most flexible solution to handle Batelco’s expanding and advanced service portfolio, said a report.
Important factors in Batelco’s decision process were to identify a mediation platform that provides true capabilities to manage any type of communication networks and services with full flexibility.
Another key component was to identify the right implementation partner that could meet the tight project schedule without compromising Batelco’s high quality demands.
With Real Time Mediation from Ascade, Batelco found a solution that provides a high degree of self-sufficiency and a low cost of ownership over years to come.
’Over the past two years Ascade has experienced a strong growth in the region and advanced implementation projects like at Batelco help us to gradually build up our resources in the Middle East,’ said Ascade Middle East regional director Paul Ekberg.
’The implementation project started in November last year and was successfully delivered by May this year on time and on budget,’ said Batelco networks and technology general manager Ebrahim Zainal.
’Ascade has proven to be the efficient product and implementation partner that we were looking for,’ he added. - TradeArabia News service