BATELCO SELECTS HUAWEI PLATFORM FOR NETWORK
Batelco has announced plans to use Huawei’s distributed access platform MA5800 for its broadband network deployment, supporting 500Mbps broadband access in Bahrain.
The agreement marks the first time that Huawei’s MA5800 platform has been used for scaled network deployment in the Middle East, and means high-end users in the south of Bahrain will have access to ultra-broadband services.
Batelco recently rolled out 500Mbps broadband and its own TV services for residents in Durrat Al Bahrain, and has outlined plans to launch these services across its national broadband networks in the near future.
“These reliable and high-speed (500Mbps) networks can meet multiple demands from our customers. They can experience various Internet services such as ultra HD (UHD) movie downloading, online gaming, and large-size file uploading,” said Muna Al Hashemi, Batelco Bahrain CEO.
Huawei’s MA5800 platform provides a switching capacity between five and 10 times that found on traditional access platforms. This means up to 16,000 people can watch 4K videos at the same time through one MA5800.
Muna Al Hashemi: Meeting multiple demands from customers with 500Mbps