Batelco and Aptilo Networks Partner for First-Class WI-Fi Services in Bahrain

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Published March 2nd, 2020 - 08:55 GMT
Batelco and Aptilo Networks Partner for First-Class WI-Fi Services in Bahrain
Abderrahmane Mounir , Batelco General Manager Enterprise
Highlights
Batelco and Aptilo Networks have entered into a partnership to deliver business-to-business (B2B) or (B2B2C) Wi-Fi services in Bahrain.

Batelco, the leading digital solutions provider in the Kingdom of Bahrain, and Aptilo Networks have entered into a partnership to deliver business-to-business (B2B) or (B2B2C) Wi-Fi services in Bahrain. Batelco has selected the Aptilo Service Management Platform™ (SMP) with the Aptilo SMP Venue Wi-Fi Manager™ to deploy a nationwide managed Wi-Fi service.

Batelco offers managed venue Wi-Fi services to enterprise customers, with the service deployed either on top of the customer’s existing Wi-Fi equipment or as a fully managed service with the Wi-Fi infrastructure included.

Batelco General Manager Enterprise Abderrahmane Mounir said, “We were looking for a vendor agnostic solution that could match our high ambitions in scaling our Wi-Fi business both in terms of volume and functionality, and at the same time have a platform that will allow Batelco and its enterprise customers to engage with the wifi users.”

“Aptilo’s proven track-record in innovation and stability makes them the right choice for us to support the growing demands of our enterprise customers,” he added.

Furthermore, Batelco will deploy an additional Wi-Fi connection (SSID) exclusively for Batelco subscribers at most public locations. When Batelco mobile subscribers switch on their Wi-Fi, they will instantaneously connect to the secure Wi-Fi network at these locations. It is the SIM-authentication functionality of the Aptilo SMP that makes the Wi-Fi network as secure and seamless as any mobile network.

“Operator managed Wi-Fi is crucial not only as a profitable business but also to get indoor footprint for subscribers. This will become increasingly important in the 5G era,” said Anders Emilsson, VP Sales Middle East & Africa, Aptilo Networks.

“We are proud that Bahrain's leading operator has selected us. Their insights in the market and the dynamics of Wi-Fi will make them very successful,” he added.

Background Information

Batelco (Bahrain Telecommunications Company)

Batelco (Bahrain Telecommunications Company) the leading digital solutions provider in the Kingdom of Bahrain continues with its commitment to enhance customer experience.

Batelco serves both the corporate and consumer markets through the delivery of cutting-edge fixed and wireless telecommunications solutions. Its comprehensive portfolio of solutions for the residential, business and government segments in Bahrain include all IP fixed and 4G LTE wireless Broadband networks and MPLS based regional data solutions.

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