Batelco Successfully Tests 100Mbps Fixed Broadband Speeds **Batelco Rolls out Fiber Network with Capability for Triple Play Solution**

Batelco, the Kingdom’s leading integrated communications provider is continuing to make significant progress with the roll out of a next-generation fiber based access network in selected areas of Bahrain to ensure the delivery of cutting-edge communications services. The Fiber Network  will ensure the delivery of advanced Triple Play solutions now and in the future and will play a crucial role in positioning Batelco as a leading telecoms provider in the industry as well as enhancing the Kingdom of Bahrain’s status as a major business hub, not only in the region, but also globally.

As part of the Fibre Network project, Batelco has successfully tested broadband speeds of up to 100 Mbps which shall soon be commercially provided to residents of fiber covered areas. Fiber is highly rated for its delivery of high quality uninterrupted services with high speed connectivity. However, the network is capable of providing much higher bandwidth reaching up to 2.5GB per customer.

The Fibre Network will not only provide substantially higher efficiency as a transport network, but also deliver simplicity and superb scalability for future expansion in supporting additional services. The state-of-the-art technology is providing telephony and internet capability for residents in selected areas of the Kingdom. Furthermore, residents of major real estate projects including Riffa Views and Reef Island can now enjoy high end IPTV services over Batelco’s Fibre Network.

Among the many advantages of using fiber is its efficiency and ability in delivering high bandwidth connectivity required to support value added services like IPTV and Video on Demand 3D TV and 3D gaming, which will be available in the future.

The provision of GPON (Gigabit Passive Optical Networks) technology, on which the Fiber Network is based, demonstrates Batelco’s position as a provider of cutting edge services for the consumer and business sectors. Batelco has a proven track record in delivering integrated business communication solutions and one-stop-shop convenience.

“Batelco is focused on ensuring that Bahrain’s residents are amongst the best connected in the region and our commitment in extending the roll out of our fiber network will fulfill that commitment,” said Batelco Group General Manager Media Relations Ahmed Al Janahi. 

“We are successfully delivering triple play (voice, broadband and IPTV) in areas such as Riffa Views and Reef Island at the moment and we aim to add a number of new areas during 2012,” added Mr. Al Janahi.

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