Ericsson to supply Batelco's HSDPA network in

6 Nov 2006

Batelco has selected Ericsson to upgrade its mobile network with High Speed Downlink Packet Access (HSDPA) technology. Under the agreement Ericsson will deliver and deploy a nationwide 3.5G network supporting Batelco’s ‘Broadband Bahrain’ initiative; rollout of the network has already started. The contract includes network and technology consulting services to assist Batelco in optimising the network performance. Ericsson’s HSDPA solution offers ADSL-like peak downlink data speeds of up to 3.6Mbps, a figure which is expected to rise to 14.4Mbps by the end of this year.