Mobily, Batelco sign 4G roaming agreement
Saudi, Bahraini telcos collaborate on advanced mobile services
Saudi Arabia-based telecoms operator Mobily has joined with Bahrain Telecommunications Company (Batelco) on a roaming agreement for 4G Long Term Evolution (LTE) services.
The agreement will allow customers of both companies to access advanced data services outside their own countries.
Mobily signed a similar agreement Abu Dhabi-based Etisalat in March this year, which will see the Saudi provider connect its subscribers via Etisalat’s SmartHub IPX platform.
Etisalat uses the SmartHub platform to provide roaming services, voice, messaging and GRX data exchange between mobile-network operators, fixed-line operators, applications service providers and over-the-top (OTT) content players through a single connection.