Batelco splits business into retail, wholesale units

9 May 2018

Bahrain Telecommunications Company (Batelco) has this week agreed to split its business into two separate entities, one focusing on retail services, with the other concentrating on wholesale services, writes News of Bahrain. Batelco’s board of directors met to discuss the plans and during the talks also agreed that the new wholesale company will be responsible for the National Broadband Network (NBN) and will operate from the firm’s Manama headquarters. Decisions were also made regarding the company’s cyber security strategy for the separation process, as well as the development of separate brand identities for its new wholesale and retail divisions.

Batelco Bahrain CEO Mohamed Bubashait explained: ‘Over the past few months we have been focusing our efforts on implementing a comprehensive action plan to translate the vision into reality … The next phase is the most important in the process of separation and requires the solidarity of all parties and coordination of efforts to achieve success and the strategic national goals for the telecommunication sector in the Kingdom.’

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