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Batelco signs fibre network deal with VKL Holdings

MANAMA, July 27, 2015

Batelco, Bahrain’s leading business solutions provider, has signed a partnership deal with VKL Holding Group to provide end-to-end fibre infrastructure for Juffair Mall and Juffair Hotel.

Nearly 300 optical network terminations (ONT) will enable telephony, wireless internet and LAN ports, all on a single line connected to every shop at the mall and the hotel, said a statement.

The service will be a boon for shop tenants and hotel management, especially as the mall and hotel are due to open in September, it said.
Gigabit passive optical network (GPON) supports triple-play services, high-bandwidth and long reach, which delivers many benefits to the customer. The reliable fibre-based network implemented by Batelco is a cost effective choice for businesses due to the need for less physical equipment and accordingly, less maintenance, said the statement.

Varghese Kurian, chairman and managing director of VKL and Al Namal Group, said: “We are very happy to align our Group with Batelco and look forward to their association in the development and plans. We welcome the new technology applied to this mall and hotel.

“This is introduced by Batelco as one-of-a-kind and the first in Bahrain. The new Juffair Mall and Hotel now stands as an iconic project and a leap towards the new future technology.”

Donya Al Ansari, Batelco assistant general manager - Enterprise division, said that Batelco, as a leader in the local economy, is delighted to take part in yet another major project in Bahrain by providing premium quality, high-end, reliable infrastructure solutions for Juffair Mall and Hotel.

“The project displays Batelco’s capabilities in utilising the latest technologies to benefit businesses and customers. We appreciate Mr. Kurian’s willingness to adapt to the technology which will be introduced in this project.  The knowledge and experience that Batelco has developed over many years gives the company the edge when it comes to major projects such as this,” she added. - TradeArabia News Service

Tags: hotel | Batelco | mall | Infrastructure | Juffair | Fibre | Al Namal | VKL |

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