By June this year Bahrain wishes to provide commercial-5G services pending accessibility of consumer handsets and equipment
The shift to 5G will see mobile broadband increase for subscribers in Bahrain to allow for effective experiences when it comes to services such as streaming, downloading,infotainment,gaming, and interactivity.
with local player Batelco Bahrain will see 5G deployed all over the Gulf country as Swedish telco Ericsson partners.
The partnership will see Ericsson introduce its commercial-5G equipment such as 5G New Radio (NR), mobile transport, and core in Batelco’s network to help it meet growing data traffic demands and deliver high-quality increase mobile broadband and fixed wireless access.
It comes after March Bahrain said in that it expected to provide commercial 5G services pending availability of customers handsets and equipment by June this year.
the Telecommunications Regulatory Authority (TRA), he said;Kamal bin Ahmed Mohammed the Minister of Transportation and Telecommunications,said preparations for the rollout of 5G networks in the kingdom are complete, with regulatory hurdles to full 5G implementation having been determined to, as well as licensing and spectrum allocation set to be finalized by mid-April.
The shift to 5G will see mobile broadband enhanced for subscribers in Bahrain to allow for better experiences when it comes to services such as streaming, downloading, gaming, infotainment, and interactivity.
It will also help Batelco provide opportunities in the Internet of Things (IoT) and Industry 4.0 to companies in Bahrain.
Batelco Bahrain CEO Mohamed Bubashait said, “Batelco is committed to delivering unusual customer experience through qualifying of seamless, advanced mobile services over 5G. We are therefore very happy to strengthen our strategic partnership with Ericsson to commercially deploy 5G – to increase our mobile network and services for people across Bahrain.”
Rafiah Ibrahim, Head of Market Area said Middle East & Africa at Ericsson, “Today, we are partnering with Batelco for a 5G commercial deployment in Bahrain. 5G promises to accelerate the digitization of industries, offering service providers with new opportunities and enabling them to launch the most proceed technologies while improving the end-user experience with higher data speeds and lower latency.”
Ericsson recently with additions across core developed its 5G platform , in order to radio access and transport areas allow service providers to evolve their networks and deploy 5G at scale.
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