Bahrain’s newest wireless broadband provider Bahrain Broadband, which offers services under the Greenisis brand, has chosen France’s 3Roam to provide equipment and services for its IP backhaul network, including 3Roam’s ‘Aero’ integrated Gigabit switch to link its iBurst base stations via microwave transmission. According to TeleGeography’s GlobalComms Database, Bahrain Broadband is licensed for international telephony, fixed telecoms services and internet access, and won a 5MHz allocation of ‘GSM guard band’ 1800MHz radio spectrum in 2009. Aiming its wireless data services largely at niche enterprise and public sector customers, Bahrain Broadband soft-launched the Greenisis service in late-February 2012, before opening two retail outlets in Manama in the following couple of months. Greenisis is based on an ‘eco-friendly’ mobile broadband wireless access (MBWA) platform developed by Kleos (a 49% shareholder in the Bahraini operator) using HC-SDMA (iBurst) technology. Business or residential customers can sign up for ‘true’ unlimited broadband internet packages, with no download/upload thresholds or fair usage policy/throttling, and prices starting from BHD15 (USD39) per month. A range of modem devices providing 1Mbps and 2Mbps connections are currently available, while the company says it is preparing to launch voice telephony and is planning ‘never-before-seen’ business applications in the coming months. It claims to be covering all of Bahrain with less than 30 iBurst base stations.