Batelco Introduces Global SD-WAN Service

May 17, 2020

Batelco, Bahrain’s leading digital solutions provider has launched its Global Software-Defined Wide Area Network (SD-WAN) service, an end-to-end networking solution that seamlessly blends MPLS, Internet and LTE technologies into a single communication channel and delivers improved visibility, agility, control and cloud integration with greater ease of use.

SD-WAN enables business customers to gain superior visibility of applications with the capability to dynamically route network traffic across the best available links to maximize throughput. Global SD-WAN offers a seamless approach to customers that need to balance their dependency on MPLS and internet connectivity coupled with the demand for cloud computing, mobility and digitization governed by customer defined Service Level Agreements (SLAs).

Commenting on the occasion, Chief Global Business Officer, Adel Al-Daylami said, “We are confident that our latest offering will contribute greatly towards an enhanced experience for our enterprise customers, through making sophisticated global networks easier to monitor, manage and become more agile with the support of a dedicated team to configure and maintain their SD-WAN service. As the Kingdom’s leading digital solutions provider, we are dedicated to supporting our customers with scaling their networks and business, through providing the optimal platform for digital commerce.”

Batelco’s Global SD-WAN is based on an orchestrated platform from Nokia’s Nuage Networks that leverages Batelco’s Global Network coverage and partnerships to enable customers to utilize the superior capabilities of SD-WAN whilst defining their own levels of control from a service offering that is fully managed or self-managed model.

Roque Lozano, Vice President of Nokia’s IP and Optical business in the Middle East and Africa, said: “Our SD-WAN 2.0 solution supports Batelco’s global requirements by allowing seamless scalability for its global networks and customers. The Nuage Networks SD-WAN service helps to strengthen digital offerings that meet enterprise requirements driven by virtualization and cloud. By leveraging these SD-WAN capabilities, Batelco has the opportunity to expand its portfolio to deliver new age micro-services and IoT-driven business applications to its global enterprise customers.”