Batelco recently announced that it has chosen Aptilo Networks to provide carrier Wi-Fi for Bahrain Wi-Fi, a national network that promises to change the communication services landscape throughout the Kingdom of Bahrain.
"Batelco's effort to cover Bahrain with Wi-Fi demonstrates the company's commitment in developing relevant Smart City solutions which help to maintain Bahrain's leading position on the international market," Batelco Bahrain CEO Muna AlHashemi said.
Batelco will use the Aptilo Service Management Program (SMP) to deliver the service. Nationwide Wi-Fi rollout began in important, highly trafficked areas such as the Bahrain International Circuit, Seef Mall Muharraq and the Juffair Restaurant area. Batelco will add additional locations as quickly as possible in 2016.
"Offering carrier Wi-Fi services is an important step in making Bahrain one of the leading technology hubs of the region," Christian Jonsson, director of sales for Africa and the Middle East, Aptilo Networks, said. "Batelco is on the forefront in delivering best-in-class technology and services."
Bahrain Wi-Fi will be available to all who have a Wi-Fi-enabled device. Consumers will see a landing page where they will be directed to payment options for continued used of the service.