Batelco inks Ericsson deal for 5G commercial launch

1 Apr 2019

Bahrain’s Batelco has signed a deal with its long-term vendor partner Ericsson to commercially deploy 5G network technology, the operator announced on its website. The deal, signed on 30 March 2019, envisages nationwide 5G deployment over three years, commencing in phases ‘in key locations across the Kingdom’. Ericsson agreed to deploy commercial 5G New Radio (NR), mobile transport and core equipment, and Batelco stated that the high speed, low-latency 5G technology will support growing data traffic demands and deliver high quality enhanced mobile broadband and fixed-wireless access for applications such as streaming, downloading, gaming, infotainment and interactivity. The 5G launch will also be aimed at new opportunities in IoT and Industry 4.0 fields to enterprises and industries in Bahrain.