Batelco and Omantel are teaming up to explore opportunities to provide specialist services to business customers. A Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) has been signed by the two companies to signal the start of a process that could lead to a joint enterprise.
The move strengthens Batelco's commitment to serving multinational corporations in the Gulf in meeting their regional and global data-carrying needs. Batelco offers in the Gulf is its long-standing partnership with global-network operator Cable & Wireless, allowing to provide a global reach to business customers with international operations.
The Batelco - Omantel initiative will revolve around international leased-line managed data services, virtual private networks (VPN) and Internet applications to facilitate e-commerce. Opportunities to collaborate on the delivery of other services may be explored at a later date.
Omantel is the only provider of info-communications in the Sultanate. Batelco is currently the sole provider in Bahrain but is preparing for competition as the Kingdom's info communications market will be liberalized in a matter of months. — (menareport.com)
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