iBAHN signed for ERC Red Sea project
iBAHN to provide digital entertainment and internet connectivity to Sahl Hasheesh resort development
iBAHN has been appointed as a long-term partner for the Egyptian Resorts Company (ERC), to provide digital entertainment and internet solutions to its Sahl Hasheesh International Resort Community.
The resort, on Egypt's Red Sea coast south of Hurgahda, is intended to include multiple hotels and outlets over 41 million square metres, making it one of the largest in the world. iBAHN will provide hospitality and IP-based entertainment services across the complex.
The first stage of the deployment will be at the five-star Pyramisa Sahl Hasheesh Hotel, with high-speed internet access (HSIA) and wireless connectivity in the common areas and other services to be added over the next year. iBAHN will provide a number of solutions from its portfolio, including HD IPTV, and HSIA over fibre, with integration of guest services and hospitality applications with the entertainment solutions.
David Tully, chief communication & technology officer at ERC commented: "Sahl Hasheesh is thrilled to partner with iBAHN, as it offers superior technical systems and reliable 24 hour support. This is the highest quality system we've found and we believe iBAHN will complement our fully integrated services at Sahl Hasheesh."
Graeme Powell, managing director EMEA, iBAHN, added: "Working in partnership with ERC on the biggest tourism project yet undertaken in the region confirms iBAHN's global reputation for ability to create exceptional information and entertainment experiences for the world's travellers. This will enable our partners in the ERC development to leverage our abilities to drive both guest satisfaction and repeat business. iBAHN's global presence means we can provide 24-hour Arabic language support in addition to other languages including Mandarin and Cantonese, with Korean and Japanese to be added soon."