Batelco extends provision of satellite services

Batelco recently renovated its teleport located in Ras Abo Jarjor and deployed a new hub and international gateway to allow the telco to expand its global reach through offering advanced satellite-based IP services to access new markets.

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By  Tawanda Chihota Published  February 22, 2007

Batelco CEO Peter Kaliaropoulos has signed a memorandum of understanding (MoU) for the development of satellite services in the Middle East and North African regions with SpeedCast CEO Pierre-Jean Beylier. The MoU covers the mutual cooperation in jointly developing, marketing and distributing advanced satellite services that will focus on applications such as: corporate private networks, disaster recovery, two-way satellite internet service, video conferencing and multicasting application over satellite. Batelco and SpeedCast will also together offer innovative industry-specific solutions such as satellite telecommunications for the maritime industry. Batelco recently renovated its teleport located in Ras Abo Jarjor and deployed a new hub and international gateway to allow the telco to expand its global reach through offering advanced satellite-based IP services to access new markets. The Bahrain incumbent already provides satellite services to financial, government and corporate institutions in the kingdom. The expansion of these services will enhance the provision of reliable high quality global connectivity.

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