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Mena Telecom launches WiMAX service in Bahrain

Nationwide WiMAX network offers voice and data services to homes and business in Bahrain

Mena Telecom has officially launched its nationwide WiMAX network in Bahrain.

The operator, a subsidiary of Kuwait Finance House (KFH), has rolled out the service to provide high speed wireless voice and data services, across the Kingdom.

The WiMAX 802.16e, which was developed with Motorola, will offer broadband internet and telephony, with speeds of up to 8 Mb.

Abdulhakeem Al Khayyat, CEO and managing director of KFH (Bahrain) and chairman of Mena Telecom said: “We are pleased that the telecom market continues to open up in the Kingdom of Bahrain. This is a very proud moment for Mena Telecom, as it has introduced a new chapter in the Kingdom’s telecommunication history. Our customers will now enjoy connecting to the world easily, reliably and affordably using cutting-edge wireless technology.”

Mena Telecom will offer services for both business and home users, including Mena HomeNet and Mena BusinessNet services, that will offer Internet access with a range of speeds, Mena Home and Mena Business, that offer Internet access plus telephony, including international calls up to 30% cheaper than existing operators.

Abdul Razak Jawahery, executive manager of KFH and vice chairman and managing director of Mena Telecom said: “With Mena Telecom's WiMAX solution, customers will be able to connect to the internet in minutes using a simple Plug n’ Surf device that will not require any installation or setup, and our nation-wide wireless high-speed coverage will offer advance services for residential customers and enterprises of all sizes for great value.”