In a landmark move, China Mobile International Limited (CMI) and Batelco (Bahrain Telecommunications Company) part of the Beyon group, have proudly announced a partnership at the prestigious Capacity Middle East 2024 held in Dubai, UAE. During the event, a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) was signed by CMI Middle East Managing Director Alex Lee and Batelco Chief Global Business Officer Hani Askar.
This collaboration marks a pivotal step in the telecommunications industry, signifying a joint effort between two leading companies in their respective regions. CMI and Batelco have committed to enhancing cooperation in several key areas, including international connectivity, roaming services, and Internet Protocol Television (IPT), among others.
Alex Lee, Managing Director of CMI Middle East, expressed his optimism about the partnership, stating, “This collaboration with Batelco is a crucial milestone for us at CMI. We are excited to combine our strengths to enhance the telecommunications landscape, ensuring better connectivity and innovative solutions for our customers globally.”
Echoing this sentiment, Batelco Chief Global Business Officer, Hani Askar, remarked, “Joining forces with CMI is a pivotal step for Batelco in extending our international reach and capabilities. This partnership signifies our commitment to providing top-notch services and staying at the forefront of the telecommunications sector.”
“Batelco recognizes the importance of forging partnerships with industry leaders while simultaneously investing in cutting-edge digital infrastructure, including subsea cable systems and advanced data centres. These initiatives are taken to enhance the region’s network resilience, data exchange and internet connectivity.”
CMI has invested heavily in the Middle East region to connect carriers to a reliable, scalable, and resilient network via its extensive global infrastructure. Currently, CMI has 80 cable resources and 230+ PoPs globally, with international transmission bandwidth of over 145T. As a trusted partner that provides comprehensive international information services and solutions to international enterprises, carriers and mobile users, CMI develops diversified 5G solutions for industry applications, provide high quality, all-round and innovative 5G services to our customers.
Batelco is the leading provider of innovative digital services and connectivity, and its portfolio of digital business solutions spans global connectivity, global infrastructure, internet, cloud connectivity, hosting, and carrier voice and mobility services. The Company’s 31+ points-of-presence are geographically distributed and provide the lowest latency to the region, MENA, and Europe. Key constituents of Batelco’s expansive global business portfolio include Global Zone, the carrier-neutral transit zone, Manama-IX, the internet traffic exchange platform, and Batelco Global Network (BGN), Batelco’s fully owned and managed diverse terrestrial cable system.
This alliance between CMI and Batelco is expected to pave the way for groundbreaking advancements in the telecommunications industry, benefiting customers and stakeholders across the globe.
Source: Press Release