May 20 2012
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Omantel and Batelco Sign Partnership Agreement
End-to-end services to Bahrain and Oman-based businesses for secure inter-office connectivity
Chicago, USA: Omantel , the leading integrated telecom services provider in the Sultanate and Batelco , Bahrain's leading integrated communications company are further demonstrating their position as providers of cutting-edge services by launching MPLS IP VPN interconnectivity between both countries.
Omantel Senior Manager of Capacity and Submarine at Wholesale Business Unit Johannes Boersma and Batelco 's General Manger of Enterprise Division and Government Adel Daylami signed the partnership agreement on the sidelines of the International Telecoms Week (ITW) held in Chicago, US, on May 14-16.
Building on existing agreements, this partnership will allow bi-lateral Data IP Services to be sold between Oman and Bahrain, as well as providing one-stop-shop transit services to Omantel 's and Batelco 's carrier partners, enabling both parties to extend corporate VPN solutions between their respective markets. This agreement will provide state-of-the-art, end-to-end MPLS VPN services to Oman and Bahrain-based businesses that wish to establish secure inter-office connectivity between both locations. Through this agreement, Omantel and Batelco will further strengthen its offering to carrier and corporate customers in all GCC countries, Middle East as well as anywhere around the globe.
Mr. Daylami said that this strategic bi-lateral understanding is an important addition to Batelco 's portfolio of OSS agreements, "Links for Batelco 's international customers and partners can now be extended to all GCC countries through Batelco 's Global IP VPN reliable, state of the art network."
This agreement complements Batelco 's range of global connectivity services such as Global IP-VPN, Global Ethernet, IPLC, Global Satellite services and a Global Datacenter that not only enhances efficiency by offering seamless, secure and dedicated interconnectivity but also the reliable support of a professional team working 24x7 in Batelco 's sophisticated NOC's (Network Operation Centre's).
Batelco Group, listed on the Bahrain Bourse, is the leading integrated communications provider in the Kingdom of Bahrain and a company of reference among the region's key telecommunications players for innovation and customer experience.
Batelco serves both the corporate and consumer markets in the most liberalised and competitive environment in the Middle East region. It delivers cutting-edge fixed and wireless telecommunications services to its customers in Bahrain, Kuwait, Saudi Arabia, Jordan, Yemen, Egypt and India.
The Batelco Group of companies offers end-to-end telecommunications solutions for its residential, business and government customers in Bahrain on Next Generation, all IP fixed and 3.5G wireless networks, MPLS based regional data solutions and, GSM mobile and WiMax broadband services across the countries in which it operates.
Omantel is considered one of the most prominent and competitive wholesale telecommunication providers in the Middle East region. In addition, it is one of the leading companies in the field of submarine cable networks and a key participant in several submarine cables as well with direct terrestrial links, which link Asia, Europe and America passing through the Middle East region, meeting the international capacity requirements of clients locally and internationally, thereby sustaining the Company's leading position among its competitors.
's wholesale strategy is to be a carrier of carriers and to be the link between the East and the West for the region and beyond. Submarine cable systems accessible from
's network are SEA ME We 3, Falcon/Flag, TW-A, EIG, GBI, MENA & POI in addition to another two in the pipeline which are EPEG & Omran.
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