Batelco-Mobily deal offers LTE roaming in Saudi
Manama, July 20, 2014
Batelco, Bahrain’s leading telecommunications services provider, has launched 4G LTE data roaming services to customers travelling in Saudi Arabia, in a deal with Saudi Arabia’s Mobily.
The customers need not subscriber for LTE roaming as those with local LTE services can benefit from the high speeds automatically, said the statement.
They can also raom on other 4G netowrks using a new IPX technology based on mutual agreement with other roaming operators, besides Mobily, it said.
Muna Alhashimi, general manager - Consumer Division, said that many of Batelco’s customers travel in Saudi Arabia during the holy month of Ramadan and during Eid holidays or to perform Umra, and accordingly the 4G LTE Data Roaming service will be a great benefit for them.
“We always promise to delight our customers and deliver an impressive Batelco experience by committing to invest in the latest technologies and services that ensure our customers benefit from world class products and services at home or while travelling,” she said.
“We currently have 1,345 roaming agreements with international operators and we will continue to expand in line with our strategy to provide our customers with access to the best communication connections to reach all areas of the world and to benefit them whilst roaming overseas,” Alhashimi added. - TradeArabia News Service