Intelligent CIO Middle East Issue 78 - Page 50

COUNTRY FOCUS : BAHRAIN
Mikkel Vinter , CEO , Batelco ( L ) and Wojciech
Bajda , Vice President and Head , Gulf Council
Countries , Ericsson
MEA sign MoU for next generation G technologies
Panoramic view of Manama city in Bahrain
Wojciech Bajda , Vice President and Head , Gulf Council Countries , Ericsson Middle East and Africa ( MEA ), said : “ We look forward to working with Batelco and exploring 5G technologies that can unlock various growth opportunities for digital development . We are certain our collaboration will support Batelco in discovering new business models and in creating new and innovative offerings in the Kingdom . Moreover , as 5G adoption increases in the country , we remain committed to providing Batelco with necessary technical support to cater to the growing network complexity and ensuring that fast and reliable connectivity is accessible across the country .”
Ericsson partnered with Batelco in deploying the first commercial non-standalone 5G network across Bahrain in 2019 and has since worked together to enhance 5G services in the country . With Ericsson ’ s 5G portfolio placing energy efficiency at the centre stage , the collaboration will also work towards reducing network power consumption and develop solutions for smart and sustainable 5G networks .
Bahrain Telecommunication Company BSC , trading as Batelco , is the principal telecommunications company in the Kingdom of Bahrain . The company ’ s headquarters are in Bahrain and the company is listed on the Bahrain Bourse . The Chairman of the Board is Shaikh Abdulla Bin Khalifa Al Khalifa .
Ericsson enables communications service providers to capture the full value of connectivity . The company ’ s portfolio spans the business areas networks , digital services , managed services , and emerging business . It is designed to help our customers go digital , increase efficiency , and find new revenue streams . Ericsson ’ s innovation investments have delivered the benefits of mobility and mobile broadband to billions of people globally . p
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