Batelco signs 4G network enhancement deal with Ericsson

14 Oct 2014

Bahrain Telecommunications Company (Batelco) has signed a new transformation agreement with Ericsson under which the Swedish vendor will upgrade its 4G network. The infrastructure enhancements, which are already underway, will reportedly provide faster mobile broadband speeds, improved voice quality, new services and offers, as well as increased coverage.

Commenting on the development, Batelco Group CEO Alan Whelan was cited as saying: ‘The 4G network enhancement is a part of a series of rollouts being implemented as a result of our ongoing investment in [Bahrain’s] infrastructure.’

As noted in TeleGeography’s GlobalComms Database, Batelco accounted for 43.5% of Bahrain’s mobile market at end-June 2014, ahead of Bahrain’s other main players, Zain Bahrain (32.3%) and Viva (24.2%).