Batelco showcases 10Gbps GPON broadband

20 Jan 2014

Batelco and Huawei have showcased a new ultra-fast 10Gbps Gigabit Passive Optic Network (GPON) broadband access solution at the Bahrain International Air Show 2014, featuring a live demonstration of the ‘Batelco play OTT Entertainment Service’ and ultra-high speed Wi-Fi connections for visitors. The Bahraini telco claimed the 10G-GPON solution as the first of its kind in the Kingdom and the Middle East region.

To date Batelco has deployed an FTTx broadband network covering key strategic enterprise and consumer areas around Bahrain, and is aiming to adopt new advanced technology to complement its fibre rollout. Batelco Bahrain CEO Rashid Abdulla said that he hoped new ultra-broadband network capabilities would support more advanced IPTV services nationwide.