Batelco expands its global services

Bahraini telco inks deal with Epsilon to expand its services to Europe

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Batelco expands its global services The deal will allow Batelco to expand its global services to Europe.
By  Roger Field Published  September 17, 2013

Bahraini operator Batelco has established a direct interconnection with Epsilon's Global Network Exchange in London and Paris, allowing it to expand its global services across Europe.

The deal will allow Epsilon to offer its customers network connectivity to the Middle East via Batelco's pre-connected network. Batelco's customers meanwhile will have access to Epsilon's 500+ pre-connected network operators around the world.

Batelco has made significant investment in deploying PoPs (Point of Presence) in Europe by acquiring high capacity redundant links. This allows Batelco to extend its current portfolio of global services such as global Ethernet (EPL, EVPL, VPLS) and global MPLS (Layer 2 and 3) from anywhere in the region to Europe and the USA, making the region closer to customers requiring connectivity service to and from the Middle East.

Adel Daylami, general manager enterprise division, Batelco, said "The [deal] with Epsilon further positions Batelco as a partner of choice in the Middle East region, serving to attract international players to connect through Batelco's seamless and reliable network and connect them to new opportunities across the globe.

He added that Batelco continues to increase its global capacity and form alliances to enhance its redundancy throughout its global network and plans to establish additional PoPs, including in the Far East.

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