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Batelco launches 4G LTE in Bahrain

Manama, February 27, 2013

Batelco, Bahrain’s leading telecommunications company, has announced the launch of the superfast 4G LTE for its customers, the first telecom to launch the much awaited-service in the Kingdom.

Furthermore, the company is the first to present the 4G-enabled Samsung Galaxy S3 LTE which is available exclusively for its customers, and will be offered bundled with a choice of postpaid 4G LTE packages.

4G LTE provides the ultimate mobile experience with amazing download speeds, a statement from Batelco said. 4G (Fourth Generationn) is a wireless technology that's designed to reduce the time it takes to transfer and receive data online.

Long term evolution (LTE), which promises to significantly boost customer experience has tremendous potential thanks to speeds not previously available in the Kingdom, which will ensure instant access without waiting, streaming without buffering and an enhanced online gaming experience, in addition to super fast download and also upload speeds.

4G LTE is the perfect solution to satisfy the requirements of customers using bandwidth-intensive applications and will transform their digital lifestyles tremendously, the statement said.  

To avail the service, a 4G LTE device with a new Sim card is required. Customers can also subscribe or upgrade any current Batelco postpaid package to 4G LTE. A range of 4G LTE packages, plans and devices, including the Samsung Galaxy S3 LTE, are available for existing and new customers at the City Centre outlet.

Rashid Abdulla, CEO, Batelco Bahrain, said: “The launch marks a new milestone for Batelco and adds to its extensive record of great achievements.”

“Batelco is delighted and proud to be first to offer real  4G LTE in Bahrain to enhance the country’s global position in terms of providing advanced telecommunications services for consumers and businesses. Our provisioning, which will be implemented through a series of rollouts, beginning immediately, is the result of our ongoing commitment and investment in the Kingdom’s infrastructure.”

Muna Al Hashimi, customer division, general manager, Batelco, said: “This delivery ensures an exceptional experience for our customers, who can now enjoy a technological revolution ensuring superfast mobile broadband with value for money packages and the latest 4G-enabled devices.”

“In the coming days and weeks, our customers will experience a range of LTE compatible devices including routers, tablets and 4G-enabled phones. We are especially delighted to be first to offer the Samsung Galaxy S3 LTE in the local market as an exclusive benefit for our customers.”

4G/LTE will provide Batelco mobile users with significant benefits that extend beyond traditional day-to-day wireless communications. Customers will be able to benefit from access to a wide range of new and rich innovative multimedia applications. It also opens the doors for innovative applications, products, services and solutions targeted not only to today’s handheld mobile devices, but also to other non-traditional devices.

Advanced telecommunication products and services are key to ensuring that the Kingdom remains competitive in the region’s business market and Batelco’s 4G network will be a significant benefit for all sectors including financial, health and education, the statement said.– TradeArabia News Service




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