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Batelco Gulf Network expands to Europe

MANAMA, February 16, 2019

Batelco has announced that Batelco Gulf Network, an international cable system which was launched last year to provide the GCC region with an additional option for regional and international connectivity solutions, has expanded into Europe and been transformed to Batelco Global Network (BGN). 
 
A leading provider of digital solutions in the kingdom, Batelco said the network, which runs over a protected state-of-the-art optical transport network (OTN), meets the demand for reliable high bandwidth connectivity and has the capacity to address the different needs of global services and customers while supporting very high capacity.
 
The telecom company has chosen Marseille, France, to host its network where it has deployed multi service nodes using high capacity optimised routes to provide the shortest latency, as it has garnered a reputation as the fastest growing interconnection hub in Europe over the past three years. 
 
Marseille is an interconnection hub for the world’s leading businesses, and hosts a number of data centres and gateways to emerging markets and landing stations for major continental subsea cables. 
 
Chief Global Business Officer Adel Al Daylami said: "This step will facilitate the provision of new and innovative services for the growing digital economy, which will support the efforts of the kingdom and the GCC in the field of communications."
 
"Batelco’s comprehensive plans are designed to support the establishment of a robust national and international infrastructure. We are committed to strengthening our delivery to contribute towards Bahrain's presence as a major ICT hub, and we hope to build on this platform to ensure future success," he noted.
 
"With consumers and businesses across the GCC consuming more bandwidth from both local and international providers, BGN addresses the demand. The expansion also enables Batelco to enter into new markets and extend its portfolio of services into Europe and beyond," he added.-TradeArabia News Service



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