Telecoms operator Batelco has selected Ericsson as the sole supplier for its LTE and WCDMA expansion plans in Bahrain.
The network will be expanded to cover new areas in the country, and upgraded to provide faster mobile broadband connections for subscribers. This means that Batelco will be able to offer enhanced cloud and multimedia services to a larger part of the population.
"Consumers will benefit from the upgraded mobile broadband network and have access to the internet at speeds of up to 150 megabits per second," said Rashid Abdulla, Chief Executive Officer, Batelco.
Ericsson will install LTE base stations in the new areas and upgrade the Evolved Packet Core network. Support for LTE roaming is also introduced by means of the new Ericsson Diameter Signalling Controller, which helps operators manage roaming relations while improving service reliability and network security.