Batelco, Tata enter key MPLS deal
Manama, October 9, 2013
Batelco, Bahrain’s leading integrated communications company, and Tata Communications, a leading provider of communication solutions, have signed a collaboration agreement.
The agreement enables Tata Communications to extend its connectivity footprint in the Middle East via Batelco’s well established and resilient global MPLS network. Batelco customers will also benefit from the agreement via extended international network reach through Tata Communications global network, said a statement.
In line with the deal, an MPLS PoP (Point of Presence) node will be established at Batelco’s state-of-the-art datacentre, located in Manama. The datacentre is dedicated to providing uninterrupted services to mission-critical data processing operations for organisations located in Bahrain, regionally, and further afield.
Batelco has established a strong reputation in the Middle East telecommunication industry over many years and is a trusted partner of choice for many global providers, such as Tata Communications - who require connectivity into and out of the Middle East and Gulf region, the statement said.
Batelco general manager enterprise division Adel Daylami said the agreement gives both parties diversity in terms of choice of providers, and additionally, to support Tata Communications requirements for reliable connectivity in the Middle East region.
“Batelco is pleased to be the partner of choice for global players such as Tata Communications, empowering their local and global networks through the provision of reliable and resilient connectivity into Bahrain,” he said.
Tata Communications’ managing director and regional head, Middle East and North Africa, Radwan Moussalli, said the Middle East region is a diverse and growing economy where we see a constant demand for global connectivity solutions.
“The agreement with Batelco enables businesses to connect their offices in the region and around the world using Tata Communications' extensive regional and global presence. One of the focuses of our emerging markets strategy is to not only provide the Middle East with a gateway to developed markets around the world, but also to foster enhanced trading relationships with geographies such as Africa and South East Asia.”
“The new Bahrain PoP is the latest development in Tata Communications’ ongoing expansion of its global connectivity reach across the world. We have a long-standing partnership with Batelco and look forward to building further success together,” added Moussalli. – TradeArabia News Service