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Batelco unveils wireless plans

Batelco has announced its intention to offer wireless networking at Bahrain International Airport.

Batelco has announced plans to enable business people travelling through Bahrain International Airport to access their e-mail and the Internet wirelessly.

The scheme will use wi-fi technology to provide radio coverage to the entire airport, giving laptop computers a connection to the Internet without a cable or phone-socket.

The plan was revealed today when Batelco chief executive Andy Hearn performed the official opening of the company’s new Customer Sales and Service Centre (CSC) at Bahrain Airport.

He said: “Our plan to provide wi-fi at Bahrain Airport will be an enormous boost to the nation as word spreads throughout the world’s business community. Business people on the move have a desperate need for just this kind of ‘enabling’ facility when they jet into, or out of, a country like Bahrain.

“I think it is significant that today is Batelco’s 21st anniversary, because this ‘wi-fi’ plan is part of the continuing story of how Batelco is building an ‘intelligent Kingdom’ in Bahrain, using its expertise in info-communications.”

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