Batelco aiming for Kingdom’s fastest ‘4G+’

22 Jun 2016

Bahraini telecoms group Batelco has announced plans for the rollout of ‘4G+’ LTE-Advanced (LTE-A) upgrades across its 4G network, which it claims will be the first of its type in the Kingdom. Rival cellco Viva Bahrain last month announced the completion of a 4G LTE network upgrade boosting maximum theoretical end-user mobile data speeds from 100Mbps to 150Mbps, but Trade Arabia quotes Batelco’s Bahrain CEO Muna Al Hashemi as saying that her company will be the first to roll out LTE-A in the market, giving ‘better coverage, greater stability and faster performance’. According to Batelco, the 4G+ network rollout has started and will accelerate over the coming months in partnership with Swedish technology vendor Ericsson.