Adel Daylami and Andrew Kwok
Batelco seals one-stop-shop deal with Hutchison
Manama, May 27, 2014
Batelco, the leading telecom services operator in Bahrain, has signed a one-stop-shop agreement with Hutchison Global Communications (HGC) to expand its international reach especially in Hong Kong and Asia Pacific regions.
HGC is the fixed-line division of Hutchison Telecommunications Hong Kong Holdings Limited, an established integrated telecommunications operator with a solid track record in world-class telecommunications services.
The agreement was signed by Batelco GM (Enterprise Division) Adel Daylami and HGC president (International and Carrier Business) Andrew Kwok on the sidelines of International Telecoms Week (ITW) held recently in Chicago.
Batelco has 21 active Point-of-Presence (PoPs) in the Middle East region and Europe, which enables it to extend its portfolio of global services of IPLC, MPLS and Ethernet to HGC and its customers, said the telecom firm in its statement.
With the agreement in place between Batelco and HGC, each will have the opportunity to access the network of the other.
Batelco can utilize HGC’s extensive international network to deliver a comprehensive range of connectivity services including IPLC, MPLS and other services to customers in Hong Kong, Asia Pacific and other countries and regions covered by HGC’s network. Similarly, HGC can utilize Batelco’s presence across the ME region and Europe to reach its customers.
Batelco has established a strong reputation in the Middle East telecommunications industry over many years and is a trusted partner of choice for many global providers who require connectivity into and out of the Middle East and Gulf region.
Daylami said that Batelco has inked the deal with Hutchison to expand the company’s global reach especially in Hong Kong and Asia Pacific regions, giving both parties diversity in terms of choice, and additionally, to support HGC’s requirements for reliable connectivity in the Middle East region such as in Kuwait, Saudi Arabia, Egypt and Jordan.
“Strategic partnerships with global players demonstrate Batelco’s trusted and resilient network. Batelco’s capability locally and globally allows us to meet our partner’s demands seamlessly, while also providing services at outstanding value,” stated Daylami.
Kwok said, “This partnership features HGC’s extensive network reach in Asia Pacific and Bahrain, along with other regional countries such as Egypt and Jordan, has rising demand for global connectivity solutions.”
Batelco Manager (Datacoms Products and Services) Hani Askar too attended the event along with Daylami to meet with strategic partners in order to enhance existing partnerships and build key alliances with prospective new partners.
ITW is a key meeting point for the global wholesale telecommunications community which annually attracts over 5000 delegates from thousands of companies representing 150+ countries to meet and buy/sell voice and data products and services.-TradeArabia News Service